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December 26, 2018 4:55 PM Opioid abuse up in people who need heart surgery, increasing risk of complications

(Reuters Health) - The proportion of U.S. heart surgery patients with opioid use disorders has surged in recent years, and a new study suggests addicts are much more likely to develop major surgery complications. Prolonged opioid use is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular problems like heart attacks and strokes as well as endocarditis 122

September 14, 2018 2:37 PM U.S. health secretary backs proposed FDA crackdown on e-cigarettes: CNBC

(Reuters) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told CNBC on Friday he was “completely in support” of the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed crackdown on e-cigarettes. “We are not going to permit e-cigarettes to become a pathway to nicotine dependency” or the use of combustible tobacco, Azar said in an interview with CNBC. He said he disagreed 100

August 16, 2018 5:24 PM Will These New Features Help Relieve Your Smartphone Addiction?

To help screen addicts break the habit, Big Tech companies like Apple, Google and Facebook are finding new ways to warn of overuse STRINGENTLY STICKING to a juice cleanse might help you starve your way into those pants by the weekend, but come Monday, chances are you’ll gorge yourself and gain it all back, plus an extra pound or two. Same goes for so-called 61

July 25, 2018 4:45 PM Bronx park flooded with needles despite syringe disposal boxes

An investigation has revealed an assortment of drug paraphernalia littered throughout a Bronx public park despite city-placed syringe disposal boxes meant to deal with the loose needles found scattered just feet from where children play and attend school. A Fox 5 New York report on the park, located in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx, also found 153

June 24, 2018 11:00 AM Ontario Promotes Free Use of Opioid Antidote

Harm-reduction program saves lives, say advocates who want to see naloxone provided to U.S. addicts TORONTO—By his own account, Leon “Pops” Alward should be dead. The 47-year-old Toronto resident has overdosed five times in the past four years after injecting the synthetic opioid fentanyl. He is still alive today because in four of those five emergencies 66

June 16, 2018 5:52 PM Opioid Crisis Fast Facts

Buprenorphine is a opioid used as an alternative to methadone to help addicts recovering from heroin use. Buprenorphine is different from other opioids because it's a "partial opioid agonist," which means that when taken in proper prescribed doses, it should produce less euphoria and physical dependence, and therefore a lower potential for misuse. It's also supposed 57

April 16, 2018 2:17 PM Maine Lawmakers Clash With Governor Over Naloxone Access

Lawmakers have passed a bill broadening access to the overdose-reversal drug, but Gov. Paul LePage has argued greater availability would enable addicts Lawmakers in Maine seeking to broaden access to an opioid overdose-reversal drug are pushing back against the latest limits supported by Gov. Paul LePage, who has long argued greater availability could 38

April 13, 2018 5:26 AM Word Collect: Word Puzzle Game 4+

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March 9, 2018 2:37 AM After Addiction Comes Families’ Second Blow: The Crushing Cost of Rehab

Out-of-pocket expenses to save loved ones are soaring beyond what many can afford, especially when addicts go through multiple rounds of treatment Michelle and Darin Vandecar have spent nearly all their time and energy in recent years trying to help their drug-addicted sons stay clean. They’ve spent nearly all their money, too. The Salt Lake City-area 106

February 19, 2018 1:21 PM A $17,850 urine test: Industry boom amid opioid epidemic

Buprenorphine is a opioid used as an alternative to methadone to help addicts recovering from heroin use. Buprenorphine is different from other opioids because it's a "partial opioid agonist," which means that when taken in proper prescribed doses, it should produce less euphoria and physical dependence, and therefore a lower potential for misuse. It's also supposed 61