Higher opioid use among cancer survivors

Posted by - August 7, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteA new study found that opioid prescription use is more common in cancer survivors than in individuals without a history of cancer.

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More accurate estimates of state opioid and heroin fatalities

Posted by - August 7, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteA new study presents a correction procedure to refine data reporting opioid and heroin deaths per US state, which results in significant shifts in state-by-state mortality rates. This truer picture helps to remove an important barrier to formulating effective policies to address this serious drug epidemic.

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Why are doctors underusing a drug to treat opioid addiction?

Posted by - August 3, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteA drug approved for private physicians to treat opioid addiction is being underprescribed, and a survey of addiction specialists suggests that many of them are not willing to increase their use of it, despite an expanding opioid addiction epidemic in the United States, according to new research.

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