Findings may have implications for tackling opioid misuse
Researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found that opioid use might increase a person’s risk of developing pancreatic cancer.
The “secret shopper” study used trained actors attempting to get into treatment with an addiction provider in 10 U.S. states. The results, with more than 10,000 unique patients, revealed numerous challenges in scheduling a first-time appointment to receive medications for opioid use disorder, including finding a provider who takes insurance rather than cash.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented levels of unemployment, the need to quickly adapt to new living and working conditions, and uncertainties about our own health and future, leading individuals to experience anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions…
Preventing chronic disease could help curb the opioid epidemic, according to research from the University of Georgia. The study is the first to examine the relationship between hospitalizations due to opioid misuse and chronic disease.
The director of Health Law at Creighton University, Kelly Dineen, is available to talk about the Wednesday ruling by allowing a Philadelphia nonprofit group to open the first supervised injection facility in the U.S., where people can use illegal opioids…
Hardly a day goes by without the public being warned about the dangers of opioids. But still, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 130 people die every day of opioid overdose and the problem is getting worse. A Houston Methodist pain specialist says new advancements in pain management are giving patients options.