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Opioid crisis: Only a US phenomenon?

Posted by - March 12, 2019

This post was originally published on this siteAddiction to prescription opioids has reached a crisis level in the United States. Now the drug is causing concern across the Atlantic. Researchers from Denmark, Norway and Sweden urge caution after discovering that prescriptions for the pain medication oxycodone have significantly increased during the last decade.

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Heroin users aware of fentanyl, but at high risk of overdosing

Posted by - March 5, 2019

This post was originally published on this siteMost heroin users in Baltimore, a city heavily affected by the opioid epidemic, recognize that the heroin they buy is now almost always laced with the highly dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl, according to a new study.

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Peer support, healing hands may curb prescription opioid misuse

Posted by - February 20, 2019

This post was originally published on this siteA program offering group support, acupuncture, mindfulness, massage and gentle exercise may help prevent patients on prescription opioids from spiraling down to drug misuse, overdose and death, according to a new study.

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