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2018-12-05T22:53:19+00:00

3 STATES CRACK DOWN ON OPIOID EPIDEMIC WITH TOUGHER LAWS

The nationwide opioid epidemic has ballooned into a serious public health crisis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate 115 people die daily in the U.S. from an opioid overdose, and more than three out of five drug overdose deaths are opioid-related. Now, [...]

July 20th, 2018|

FDA ANNOUNCES PLANS TO DEVELOP NEW TECH FOR COMBATING OPIOID CRISIS

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced a new challenge “to spur the development of medical devices, including digital health technologies and diagnostic tests that could provide novel solutions to detecting, treating and preventing addiction, addressing diversion and treating pain” in [...]

June 28th, 2018|

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH OPIOID ADDICTION

By now, we’ve all heard that there is a serious opioid addiction crisis in America. But what if the crisis is in your own home? The thing about painkiller addiction is that it can happen to anyone, and it may [...]

June 26th, 2018|

THIS IS WHAT PREDICTS CHRONIC OPIOID USE, ACCORDING TO A WVU STUDY

Four factors can predict the likelihood of chronic opioid use, according to research from West Virginia University. The study, led by Nilanjana Dwibedi, assistant professor in the WVU School of Pharmacy, is the first of its kind to investigate the [...]

June 14th, 2018|

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