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More family doctors should be trained to help drug-addicted patients: BC study

More family doctors should be trained to help drug-addicted patients: BC study

VANCOUVER — A study by the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS is calling for more doctors across Canada to be formally trained to¬†…
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Potential for misuse & diversion of opioids to addicts should not overshadow their therapeutic value

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Opioids are very effective for treating some types of pain, such as cancer pain and postoperative pain, but not for other kinds of pain like chronic low back pain. An increase in the number of opioid-related deaths among addicts has led to the current movement to restrict opioid prescribing by state and federal authorities. While a laudable goal, t
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No Treatment Beds Available? Deficit In Substance Abuse Counselors Could Be To Blame

As the addiction epidemic grows, so does the shortage in substance abuse counselors. With counselors leaving the field at 1 out of 4 every year, what can be done to retain counselors to serve patients in need of care? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
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FDA Orders Warning Labels on Prescription Narcotic Painkillers

The move by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration comes one week after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced tough new guidelines to doctors for “opioid” drugs such as Oxycontin, Percocet and Vicodin. TUESDAY, March 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Hoping to curb a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse, U.S. officials on Tuesday announced that certain drugs will g
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FDA to require strongest warning on some opioid painkillers

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday set broad safety guidelines, including requiring some opioid pain drugs to carry the strongest safety warning, as part of its effort to combat a growing epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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