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President announces new moves to fight opioid and heroin abuse epidemic
The Obama administration is making it easier for doctors to use anti-addiction drugs in the fight against an exploding epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obama calls for more funds, new attitude to fight opioid epidemic
ATLANTA (Reuters) - With a nod to his own drug use as a young man, President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for more funding and a new approach to help people addicted to heroin and prescription drugs, seeking to shine a public spotlight on an increasingly deadly killer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Obama administration steps up efforts to beat opioid epidemic
Margaret Steele, HealthDay News Obama administration announces new measures in its $1.1 billion funding request to expand medication-based treatment for addiction to painkillers and heroin. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Jails Are Killing People Going Through Opioid Withdrawals
Conclusions **Gorski lists five symptoms of Post Incarceration Syndrome: 1) Institutionalized Personality Traits; 2) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; 3) Antisocial Personality Traits; 4) Social-Sensory Deprivation Syndrome; and 5) Reactive Substance Use Disorders, and indicates symptoms are most severe in prisoners incarcerated for longer than a year, who have multiple episodes of incarceration, have little to no access to educational/vocational training, are subject to 30 days solitary confinement, or have experienced severe trauma as a result of institutional abuse--meaning an extremely large segment of the formerly incar...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

UB's Jacobs School of Medicine cited by Obama for opioid abuse prevention efforts
The University at Buffalo’s Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences is playing a role in a renewed federal effort to fight the nation’s opioid addiction epidemic. UB is among 60 medical schools that will begin making opioid prescription education a mandatory part of the curriculum beginning this fall. The change is in line with newly released guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the prescribing of opioids for chronic pain. It’s one of several new public-… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 29, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Obama Administration Steps Up Efforts to Beat Painkiller, Heroin Epidemic
TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 -- The Obama administration announced Tuesday additional measures in its $1.1 billion funding request to expand medication-based treatment for Americans addicted to prescription painkillers and heroin. President Barack Obama... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 29, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

We should be ashamed if we don’t pass Tobacco 21 laws
Follow me at @drClaire In the United States, the national drinking age is 21. States can make it younger, but if they do they lose federal highway funding. The idea is that youth less than 21 are more likely to run into trouble if they drink, and that having them wait until they are older is better. You can argue about whether this actually works, but the idea is a good one. And yet when it comes to tobacco, as far as the federal government is concerned, you just have to be 18. Which, for anyone who knows anything about what happens when youth smoke, makes no sense at all. It was really Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Addiction Behavioral Health Children's Health Parenting Prevention Smoking cessation tobacco 21 laws Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cannabis vs. alcohol: economic and social impacts
Thanks to recent law changes, the negative implications of cannabis abuse are a hot topic. New research delves into the social and financial implications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Dear Person Contemplating Suicide: I Beg You to Read This
I am writing this while heartbroken. Our little corner of the world, our tight knit community, has lost two young men to suicide very recently. They were both my children's peers; their families are friends with my family. In a town like Houston, especially our suburban area of Houston, friends are like family since so many of us come from somewhere else. We raise our families together and become an extension of family. So we collectively share this loss, we grieve, and share the heartbreak. The only difference is that our lives go on while these young men's families' lives come to a screeching halt. I can't help thinking...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Are You Prepared to Treat Addictions?
(MedPage Today) -- Diagnosing and treating addictions still a challenge (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 28, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Doctors resist new painkiller prescribing procedures
Federal officials, advocates press for them to be forced to check with databases first to prevent "doctor shopping" for addictive meds (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Wall Street Journal, Climate Change Denial, and the Galileo Gambit
Fossil fuel companies have been misleading the public and policymakers about the risks of their products for decades. These corporations should obviously be held accountable. It's odd that we aren't able to discuss this straightforwardly. After all, accountability is common for other industries. When companies mislead the public about the health effects of the drugs they market, for instance, we hold them accountable. Similarly, when asbestos manufacturers misled the public about the cancers their product caused, they were held accountable. When Enron misled its customers and shareholders, it was held accountable. And whe...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Upstate N.Y. mayor proposes nation's first drug injection centers
Citing the staggering increase in heroin use and overdose deaths, an upstate New York mayor is proposing the nation's first supervised injection facilities modeled after sites in Canada and Europe, places where addicts can safely shoot up heroin under clinical supervision while receiving health care and counseling. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA requires 'black box' warning on painkillers
In an attempt to help slow the prescription drug abuse epidemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that immediate-release opioid painkillers such as oxycodone and fentanyl will now have to carry a "black box" warning about the risk of abuse, addiction, overdose and death. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant And Addicted: The Tough Road To Family Health
Guilt still haunts a new mother who was addicted to opioids when she got pregnant. Once she was ready to ask for help, treatment programs that could handle her complicated pregnancy were hard to find. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Jane Tribble Source Type: news

Nearly All U.S. Doctors 'Overprescribe' Addictive Narcotic Painkillers: Survey
Title: Nearly All U.S. Doctors 'Overprescribe' Addictive Narcotic Painkillers: SurveyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/25/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/28/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - March 28, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

To Help Newborns Dependent On Opioids, Hospitals Rethink Mom's Role
When a woman addicted to opioids gives birth, she is too often dismissed as an obstacle to her infant's health. A Connecticut hospital is challenging that attitude — and the culture of care. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeff Cohen Source Type: news

Preference for brand-name buprenorphine is related to severity of addiction among outpatients in opioid maintenance treatment - Binder P, Messaadi N, Perault-Pochat MC, Gagey S, Brabant Y, Ingrand P.
As a form of opioid maintenance treatment, high-dose buprenorphine is increasingly being used in the United States. On the French market since 1996, it is the most commonly prescribed and frequently employed opioid maintenance treatment. For unknown reason... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Nearly All U.S. Doctors 'Overprescribe' Addictive Narcotic Painkillers: Survey
While 99 percent exceed the recommended 3-day dosage limit, a quarter write prescriptions for a full month (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well: Seeking Painkillers in the Emergency Room
“Why wouldn’t I give patients a Percocet prescription? It makes their life easier and my life easier,” a colleague said to me recently. But that’s not the answer to the opioid epidemic. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 25, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: HELEN OUYANG Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Doctors Drug Abuse and Traffic Live Featured Addiction (Psychology) Source Type: news

Well: Seeking Painkillers in the Emergency Room
“Why wouldn’t I give patients a Percocet prescription? It makes their life easier and my life easier,” a colleague said to me recently. But that’s not the answer to the opioid epidemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HELEN OUYANG Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Doctors Drug Abuse and Traffic Live Featured Addiction (Psychology) Source Type: news

Well: Seeking Painkillers in the Emergency Room
“Why wouldn’t I give patients a Percocet prescription? It makes their life easier and my life easier,” a colleague said to me recently. But that’s not the answer to the opioid epidemic. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 25, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: HELEN OUYANG Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Doctors Drug Abuse and Traffic Live Featured Addiction (Psychology) Source Type: news

Your sweet tooth is the brain 'craving CALORIES not an addiction to sugar'
Experts from Yale University, as well as University of São Paulo and Federal University in Brazil, found our brain's pleasure and reward system is actually satisfied by calories not sweet food. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly All U.S. Doctors 'Overprescribe' Addictive Narcotic Painkillers: Survey
While 99 percent exceed the recommended 3-day dosage limit, a quarter write prescriptions for a full month (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recurrent paraparesis and death of a patient with 'whippet' abuse - Hirvioja J, Joutsa J, Wahlsten P, Korpela J.
Nitrous oxide is increasingly used as a recreational drug that is easily and legally available worldwide. Occasional nitrous oxide use has been considered relatively safe without the development of addiction or major adverse effects. However, heavy long-te... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Substance abuse and crime: considerations for a comprehensive forensic assessment - Esbec E, Echeburúa E.
There is a strong link between drug use and crime, but this relationship is complex. Drug use does not necessarily lead to an increase in crimes, such as theft, rape or assault, even among regular users or addicts. However, in cases of individuals who cons... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Nearly All U.S. Doctors 'Overprescribe' Addictive Narcotic Painkillers: Survey
FRIDAY, March 25, 2016 -- When American doctors give their patients narcotic painkillers, 99 percent of them hand out prescriptions that exceed the federally recommended three-day dosage limit, new research suggests. And some doctors exceeded that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 25, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

‘Snack Crack:’ Our Children’s Addiction to Sugar
Why we need to go further to reduce the sweet stuff students consume at school. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chef Ann Cooper Source Type: news

Heroin Epidemic Is Yielding to a Deadlier Cousin: Fentanyl
Cheaper and far more potent, the synthetic painkiller is becoming the drug of choice for some addicts — and is killing them more quickly. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATHARINE Q. SEELYE Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Massachusetts Heroin New England States (US) Addiction (Psychology) Source Type: news

FDA now wants their own FDA-approved gateway drugs to require warning labels stating the obvious: Opiod painkillers 'may' cause addiction, death
(NaturalNews) In case you were wondering, dangerous opioid drugs cause addiction and can kill you. But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is just now catching on to that."It is just staggering and heartbreaking to see the toll that abuse is taking," said Dr. Tom Frieden, director... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

This is what sugar addiction REALLY does to your body, and how you can break it
HEALTH experts estimate the average Brit adult consumes more than double the recommended sugar intake each day. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Debate Arises Over HHS Plans for Privacy Rules on Addiction Treatment
(MedPage Today) -- Some feel proposed rules don't go far enough (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 25, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

From CARA To Prescribing Guidelines: Recent Advancements To Fight The Opioid Crisis
From the CARA bill, to opioid prescribing guidelines and Naloxone, the advancements to alleviate the growing opioid epidemic continue with the aim of helping those struggling with opioid addiction. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 24, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tori Utley Source Type: news

FDA outlines standards for anti-abuse generic painkillers
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials are encouraging generic drugmakers to reformulate their painkillers to make them harder to abuse, the latest in a string of steps designed to combat abuse of highly-addictive prescription pain drugs. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - March 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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, these restrictions threaten to block their use for safe and effective pain relief when medically indicated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 24, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Leading global health commission calls for reform of drug policies worldwide
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) A leading global public health commission is calling for new policies that would transform our approach to drug use, addiction and control worldwide, including the decriminalization of minor and non-violent drug offenses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 24, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Could cannabis help prevent prescription painkiller abuse? Medical marijuana 'reduces use of addictive opioid meds' 
University of Michigan experts revealed chronic pain patients using medical marijuana reported a 64 per cent decrease in opioid use - and a 45 per cent increase in their quality of life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug Abuse Experts Stump for Opioid Addiction Tx Bill
(MedPage Today) -- Ninety percent of patients needing treatment don't get it (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 23, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Risky Rats Give Clues on Brain Circuitry Behind Taking a Chance
A new study found that a specific type of neuron in a certain brain region helps galvanize whether or not a risky choice is made. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK Tags: Nature (Journal) Deisseroth, Karl Brain Rats Addiction (Psychology) Source Type: news

RSA Honors CPN Chief Lorenzo Leggio
The Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) has announced that Lorenzo Leggio, M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc., will receive the 2016 Early Career Investigator Award. Dr. Leggio is Chief of the Section on Clinical Psychoneuroendocrinology and Neuropsychopharmacology (CPN), a joint laboratory of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).  (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - March 23, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

‘Black box’ addiction warnings added to common prescription painkillers
The US Food and Drug Administration will add its strongest warning labels to prescription opioids, such as Vicodin and Percocet, highlighting the risks of addiction, abuse, overdose and death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why painkiller addicts turn to heroin
The face of heroin abuse in America is changing. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immediate-Release Opioids Get Label Changes, Boxed Warning (FREE)
By Kristin J. Kelley Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH All immediate-release prescription opioids must now carry a boxed warning about the risks for abuse, addiction, and misuse associated with the painkillers, the FDA announced … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 23, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How Pokemon May Be an Example of a Technologica...
Are Pokémon games addictive? Some parents have described their children's behavior in terms that fit the definition of addiction, but is it possible? (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - March 23, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Depression, Addiction Common Among Young Transgender WomenDepression, Addiction Common Among Young Transgender Women
Mental health issues like depression and addiction are more common among young transgender women than the general U.S. population, according to a new study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA announces enhanced warnings for immediate-release opioid pain medications related to risks of misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose and death
March 22, 2016 -- In a continuing effort to educate prescribers and patients about the potential risks related to opioid use, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced required class-wide safety labeling changes for immediate-release... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 22, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA requires boxed warnings for short-acting opioids
The Food and Drug Administration will require boxed warnings on the risks of abuse, misuse, addiction, overdose, and death for all immediate-release opioids. The decision is part of the latest wave... (Source: Clinical Neurology News)
Source: Clinical Neurology News - March 22, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

FDA now requires 'black box' warning on painkillers
In an attempt to help slow the prescription drug epidemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that immediate-release opioid painkillers such as oxycodone and fentanyl will now have to carry a "black box" warning about the risk of abuse, addiction, overdose and death. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New FDA Safety Warnings on Immediate-Release Opioids New FDA Safety Warnings on Immediate-Release Opioids
The agency has added a new boxed warning about the risks for misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose, and death and changes the indication to treatment of severe pain with no alternatives. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 22, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news