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Implementation of a naloxone distribution program in an inpatient addiction service: a case study - Johnson C, Buxton J, Harrison S, Ahamad K, Nolan S, Lappalainen L, Mead A, McLean M, Wood E.
Opioid overdose is a major public health burden worldwide. While the development of community based opioid overdose prevention programs have expanded in recent years, the implementation of such programs for patients in a hospital setting is not well descri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

3 things every physician should do when treating pain
A panel of physician experts offered three actions every physician can take to appropriately treat patients with acute or chronic pain. Presenting at the 2016 AMA Annual Meeting, they also discussed tools that can help keep patients safe from overdose and improve their quality of life. The panel was comprised of physician representatives from the AMA Task Force to Reduce Prescription Opioid Abuse and one of the nation’s leading health policy experts. In light of the opioid epidemic, the task force has put forth recommendations for physicians. “These recommendations come from our colleagues,” Patrice A. Harris, MD...
Source: AMA Wire - June 23, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

A new pharmaceutical hope for heroin addiction?
For a small group of chronic heroin users, conventional treatments do not work and there is a case to be made for medically supervised heroin injections. Unfortunately, many countries have political barriers to implementing this therapy. A new study,… (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - June 23, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

OIG: 1 in 3 Medicare Users Received Opioid Prescriptions in 2015
CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly 12 million Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for an opioid painkiller last year at a cost of $4.1 billion, according to a federal report that shows how common the addictive drugs are in many older Americans' medicine cabinets. With an overdose epidemic worsening, nearly one-third of Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for commonly abused opioids such as OxyContin and fentanyl in 2015. Those who did received an average of five such prescriptions or refills, according to the report from the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of&n...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 22, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

OIG: 1 in 3 Medicare Users Received Opioid Prescriptions in 2015
CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly 12 million Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for an opioid painkiller last year at a cost of $4.1 billion, according to a federal report that shows how common the addictive drugs are in many older Americans' medicine cabinets. With an overdose epidemic worsening, nearly one-third of Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for commonly abused opioids such as OxyContin and fentanyl in 2015. Those who did received an average of five such prescriptions or refills, according to the report from the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of&n...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 22, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

Rates of nonmedical prescription opioid use and opioid use disorder double in 10 years
Almost 10 million U.S. adults report misusing prescription opioids in 2012-2013   (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - June 22, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Feds trumpet ‘largest ever’ $900m Medicare fraud takedown
(Reuters) — The U.S. Justice Dept. said today that federal law enforcement officials have hit a milestone in 2016 by completing the “largest takedown ever” against defendants allegedly trying to defraud Medicare and other federal insurance programs. The 2016 takedown involves 301 defendants and a loss amount of $900 million, the department said. That exceeds a record set last year, when 243 defendants faced charges in a combined $712 million in losses. Among the defendants charged in the takedown include 2 owners of a group of outpatient clinics and a patient recruiter who stand accused of filing $36 mill...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Dept. of Justice (DOJ) Medicare Fraud Source Type: news

New Ways to Treat Pain Meet Resistance
For a number of reasons, alternatives to often-addictive painkillers are slow to be accepted, by insurers, doctors and patients. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BARRY MEIER and ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Medicaid Health Insurance and Managed Care Therapy and Rehabilitation Addiction (Psychology) Source Type: news

10 Ways to Treat Pain without Opioids
Opioid prescriptions and associated addictions have reached epidemic proportions, resulting in the call for physicians to utilize alternative treatment methods. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - June 22, 2016 Category: Practice Management Authors: Steph Weber Tags: Difficult Patients Compliance Source Type: news

Empowering addiction treatment patients to engage in care may improve overall health
In the first trial of an intervention focused on increasing alcohol and drug treatment patients' engagement in their own health care, researchers found that patients who received six intervention sessions had greater involvement in managing their health and health care than those receiving fewer sessions. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Job opportunity: Senior Research and Policy Officer
We are looking for a Senior Research and Policy Officer to join our team.  The successful candidate will help us plan, develop and deliver an expanding programme of activities, working with a wide range of stakeholders to help identify research gaps, develop programmes of work and bring research findings to life through translational activities. This is a full-time, permanent post that will be based at our new office in central London. Deadline 11th July Download the Job Description and Person Specification Download the Application Form Download the Background Information Download the Equal Opportunities Form (Source: Alcohol Research UK)
Source: Alcohol Research UK - June 22, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: James Nicholls Tags: News Source Type: news

A Small Town Bands Together to Provide Opioid Addiction Treatment
Like many other states, Maine faces a shortage of treatment for opioid addiction. The problem is especially severe in rural areas where no addiction doctors practice and the nearest methadone clinic may be an hour's drive away. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - June 22, 2016 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Changing the federal legal status of marijuana could boost research, ease confusion
(American Chemical Society) Marijuana has never been highly regarded by the federal government, which considers it a dangerous and addictive drug. But many states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes and four states allow its recreational use. Now, activists are calling for the drug to be reclassified to make it easier to study its health benefits and untangle regulations, according to the cover story of Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Addiction treatment patients trained to manage their healthcare may have better outcomes
Photo by ©iStock.com/shironosov Research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reveals that teaching patients in addiction treatment how to communicate with physicians, and providing training on using an electronic health records portal, empowers them to better engage in their... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - June 22, 2016 Category: Addiction Tags: Addiction Science, Health and Medical Professionals, Prevention Research, Researchers, Treatment Research Source Type: news

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Linked to Reductions in Opioid Overdose Deaths
Photo by ©iStock.com/18percentgrey New research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) found that state implementation of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) was associated with a reduction in opioid-related overdose deaths. The study, published in Health Affairs, also... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - June 22, 2016 Category: Addiction Tags: Opioids, Pain Medication, Prescription Drugs, Prevention Research, Researchers Source Type: news

Georgia Caps Number of Opioid Treatment ClinicsGeorgia Caps Number of Opioid Treatment Clinics
Georgia has stopped licensing new clinics that provide medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction. Some call the state’s move irresponsible. Others say the clinics aren’t regulated enough. Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Research note: Yale team explores roots of poor decisions
Poor decision-making in rats can be traced to an excess of a single subtype of brain receptor, a finding that could explain cognitive difficulties experienced by alcoholics, drug addicts and people with diseases such as schizophrenia, according to Yale researchers. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 21, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cannabis use in pregnancy may alter offspring's brain structure
Expectant mothers who use cannabis may be putting their child's brain development at risk - a cause for concern given the rise in legalization of the drug. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

What REALLY happens to your body when you stop drinking alcohol
From flawless skin to new levels of energy, Dr Niall Campbell, an alcohol addiction expert at the Priory hospital in south-west London, reveals the timeline - and benefits - of ditching the booze. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bath fitness fanatic who scoffs cakes EVERY DAY flaunts her ripped size 8 figure on Instagram
Exercise addict Laura Baker, 28, from Bath, says that she eats at least one sweet treat a day and maintains her perfect body with the help of protein-packed cookies, donuts and cakes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why criminal justice should be part of fostering public health
Mass incarceration poses a threat to public health, fueling chronic disease and mental illness that physicians must address, according to a recent panel discussion. A physician’s duty Physicians have a duty to work for health justice for inmates, especially minors, said Nzinga Harrison, MD, a founder of Physicians for Criminal Justice Reform, an activist organization made up of academics, government officials, psychiatrists, neurologists and others. Dr. Harrison and other panelists explained their efforts on behalf of health justice at a discussion held by the AMA Minority Affairs Section during the 2016 AMA Annual...
Source: AMA Wire - June 20, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Amy Farouk Source Type: news

How I Went Off Antidepressants After a Decade of Medication
By: Julia Bowyer One woman shares how to treat depression naturally using mindfulness, meditation and a healthy lifestyle as part of her plan to get off of antidepressants. At age 13, I started feeling overwhelmed by a seemingly inexplicable sadness. My family had problems, as most families do, but nothing that could easily account for my loss of interest in eating or choice to spend most of my free time sleeping. Things that normally would have made me excited, like getting the lead role in a school musical or being invited to the movies by my crush, were instead met with blatant apathy. I was lucky that my family didn...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Psychiatrists Should Take a More Active Role in Treating Pain
This article was originally posted on www.drugabuse.gov. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Opiates no solution to back pain
Over the last year, the general public has been inundated with a steady stream of reports about the dangers of opiates — pain medicines like codeine, Percocet, and OxyContin. The harm in terms of ruined lives and death from illicit drugs such as heroin is not news. But what is new, and concerning, are the risks of prescription pain medicines — those doctors prescribe for pain due to a range of causes, including musculoskeletal problems like low back pain. The history of using opiates for chronic pain Back pain isn’t a new problem either, but the history of how doctors have treated it is probably new to many. A “cli...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - June 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Steven J. Atlas, MD, MPH Tags: Addiction Back Pain Behavioral Health Pain Management Source Type: news

The woman addicted to eating TALC has eaten nearly a tonne
Lizzie Foster, from Portsmouth, munches her way through a 500g tub every week. She is thought to have Pica, a rare impulsive disorder causing cravings to eat non-food substances. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Twenty-five years of the French Addictovigilance Network (FAN) - Micallef J, Mallaret M.
Based on recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO), the French addictovigilance network was set up since 1990, in order to assess and to monitor the potential for abuse and dependence of psychoactive substances. This network composed of 13 a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Senior physicians recognized for caring for the underserved
Four physicians are being recognized by the AMA Foundation for showing an extraordinary commitment to leadership, community service and care for those in need—each with decades of service that run the gamut from Ebola research to primary care. Find out who has been awarded this year’s honors. Serving underserved international populations The AMA Foundation presented this year’s Excellence in Medicine Awards to  physicians June 10 at the 2016 AMA Annual Meeting in Chicago. Jennifer A. Downs, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine and assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at the Center for Global ...
Source: AMA Wire - June 20, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Fentanyl lifeguards: The makeshift paramedics of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside
In the back alleys of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, almost everyone has a fentanyl horror story. It's here that a growing number of addicts say they’re being forced to become skilled first responders and save their friends from deadly overdoses. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Baltimore's Model Of Public Health Recovery And Resilience
Founded in 1793 in response to a yellow fever outbreak, the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) is the oldest continuously-operating health department in the country. For over two centuries, BHCD's mission has been to improve the health and well-being of Baltimore residents while advocating for equity and justice. Public health has never taken a back seat in Baltimore, and our vision for the future of public health has five unique components to address the most pressing health needs of our city. First, we are the citywide convener to set shared health priorities and strategies. In 2009, Baltimore had one of the worst ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Sleep Loses Out for Many Hooked on Video Games
Willingness to delay bedtime may point to addiction, researchers saySource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Sleep Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strong earnings help Consort Medical recover from hit by delay in Mylan approval
Consort Medical (LON:CSRT) said the impending launch of a generic Advair inhaler by Mylan (NSDQ:MYL) represents a significant opportunity for its Bespak drug delivery device unit, but analysts were less impressed after the FDA delayed its decision date for asthma therapy to March 28, 2017. That pushed CSRT shares down -1.9% to a $1.35 (941 pence) close yesterday on the London Stock Exchange, but investors pushed the stock up 4.9% to a $1.41 (987p) close today after Consort said it doubled the top line in fiscal 2016. Sales were up 50% to $396.4 million (£276.9 million) and pretax earnings were $46.2 million (£32....
Source: Mass Device - June 17, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Varun Saxena Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Respiratory Asthma Consort Medical Mylan Inc. Source Type: news

Now online: New Issue of the NIAAA Spectrum
The most recent issue of the NIAAA Spectrum is now available online at http://www.spectrum.niaaa.nih.gov/.     Among other topics, the current installment features: (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - June 17, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Study reveals central role of endocannabinoids in habit formation
Mouse study advances knowledge of habitual behavior pathophysiology (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - June 17, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Addiction Treatment Industry Worried Lax Ethics Could Spell Its Doom
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The premier organization representing drug treatment providers met in South Florida recently for its annual convention. The theme of this year's gathering -- “The Addiction Industry at a Crossroads” -- only hinted at the internal tensions and external pressures reshaping a troubled industry. The opioid epidemic, which just added Prince to its list of victims, has shoved the addiction industry into the spotlight, and many here at the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers conference worried aloud how the industry’s lax ethical standards would look in the ne...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

[This Week in Science] Punishment doesn't work in cocaine addicts
Author: Peter Stern (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - June 17, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Peter Stern Tags: Addiction Research Source Type: news

[Report] Carrots and sticks fail to change behavior in cocaine addiction
Cocaine addiction is a major public health problem that is particularly difficult to treat. Without medically proven pharmacological treatments, interventions to change the maladaptive behavior of addicted individuals mainly rely on psychosocial approaches. Here we report on impairments in cocaine-addicted patients to act purposefully toward a given goal and on the influence of extended training on their behavior. When patients were rewarded for their behavior, prolonged training improved their response rate toward the goal but simultaneously rendered them insensitive to the consequences of their actions. By contrast, over...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 17, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Karen D. Ersche Source Type: news

Did An NFL Player Just Get Cut For Promoting Marijuana Over Pills?
The brutality of football lends itself to two main things: a masculine pride among players for their toughness and inevitable debilitating physical and mental injuries. Another issue, however, has been pushed to the forefront by active and retired NFL players, but it's also affected Americans outside of football: painkiller or opioid addiction. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services issued an opioid overdose epidemic public health alert in 2014, but in football circles, trainers and doctors still give their injured players potentially addicting painkillers. NFL offensive lineman Eugene Monroe, whose contra...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Workaholics May Be At Greater Risk For These Psychiatric Disorders
If you're clocking long hours at work, missing special events to meet pressing deadlines or think and talk incessantly about your latest project, you've probably been accused of being a "workaholic." This might seem as innocuous as being accused of chocaholism, but it might be a sign that you have an actual psychiatric disorder, according to new research. And a complex mix of our celebrated 24-hour work culture and attachment to devices makes it even harder to recognize workaholism or the psychiatric disorders it may be linked to.  According to new a new study from workaholism experts at the University ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Workaholics May Be At Greater Risk For These Psychiatric Disorders
If you're clocking long hours at work, missing special events to meet pressing deadlines or think and talk incessantly about your latest project, you've probably been accused of being a "workaholic." This might seem as innocuous as being accused of chocaholism, but it might be a sign that you have an actual psychiatric disorder, according to new research. And a complex mix of our celebrated 24-hour work culture and attachment to devices makes it even harder to recognize workaholism or the psychiatric disorders it may be linked to.  According to new a new study from workaholism experts at the University ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

From ethics to gun violence: Top stories from 2016 AMA Annual Meeting
The 2016 AMA Annual Meeting took place this week. Read these highlights from the meeting, and see AMA Wire's® full coverage of the event to learn more. 1.     Code of Medical Ethics modernized for first time in 50 years Physicians have just affirmed a comprehensive update of the nearly 170-year-old AMA Code of Medical Ethics, the conclusion of a meticulous project started eight years ago to ensure that this ethical guidance keeps pace with the demands of the changing world of medical practice. 2.     Bright future on the horizon—and we know the path to get there  Physicians live in a world of contr...
Source: AMA Wire - June 16, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

What's The Best Way To Relieve Stress And Worry? Think About Your Own Mortality
My company works with some of the largest Fortune 500 companies in America. As I travel the country working with their sales and management teams, there's one common characteristic that stands out at every company regardless of the industry: stress and worry. Everyone is stressed. The sales people are worried about hitting their numbers for the month. The managers are constantly worried if their teams are performing well enough to hit their quotas. Even senior level management is stressed out about their jobs. What if the teams they manage don't perform? What if the company is acquired by another company? What if they lo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Experts Warn of Dangerous New Synthetic Drugs
Opioid fentanyl and related street drugs highly lethal, addiction experts say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Opioid Epidemic: Rural Organizations Fight Back
Highlights programs across the country, such as the ANGEL Program, the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PARRI) and the Second Chance Drug Initiative, in which police departments and treatment facilities work together to fight addiction and move drug users toward treatment rather than incarceration. Also discusses the use and availability of Naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal drug. -- Rural Health Information Hub (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - June 16, 2016 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Pacific Bay Recovery Now Accepting Direct Referrals for Inpatient...
Pacific Bay Recovery is now accepting direct referrals for those needing inpatient rehab from medical clinics. This includes both primary care and specialty practices who need to help patients achieve...(PRWeb June 16, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/drug-rehab-san-diego/addiction-treatment/prweb13448009.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 16, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Painkiller That Killed Prince Part of Dangerous Wave of New Synthetic Drugs
Opioid fentanyl and related street drugs highly lethal, addiction experts say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Prescription Drug Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news