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PixarBio CEO Faces Criminal Fraud Charges

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:02:36 +0100

In the latest turn of what has been one of the more peculiar medtech/biotech stories to develop over the past couple years, PixarBio CEO Frank Reynolds and two of his associates were arrested Tuesday on charges of securities fraud. The arrest comes just shy of two months after PixarBio threatened to sue Reynolds' former company, InVivo Therapeutics, for libel and patent rights to the company's scaffold device. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts said Tuesday that Reynolds, Jay Herod, and Kenneth Stromsland were charged with engaging in a scheme to defraud PixarBio investors by making false and misleading statements about the company's prospects, financing, and the background and track record of Reynolds. The three are also accused of engaging in manipulative tradin...

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Medical News Today: Could 'one puff' of cannabis ease depression?

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Researchers found that users of medical cannabis reported a reduction in depressive symptoms after just one puff of a high-CBD, low-THC form of the drug. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Hospital staff experience 'sea change' in addressing substance use disorder

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Oregon Health& Science University) Despite high need, most hospitals lack systems to engage people with substance use disorder, initiate life-saving treatment or connect people to care after hospitalization. This causes tremendous distress among health care providers and patients alike. A new study to be published April 25 in the Journal of Hospital Medicine describes a 'sea change' in attitudes after implementation of a hospital-based addiction medicine intervention project. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)



Twitter Chat on Substance Use Disorders Wed, April 25

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:16:00 +0100

Join NCCIH and the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) tomorrow, April 25, from 3 to 4 pm ET for a Twitter chat about substance use disorders and their treatment, including the use of mindfulness meditation. Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #AddictionChat. (Source: PHPartners.org)



Researchers develop non-addictive pain reliever

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:03:14 +0100

A new pain-relieving compound may eventually be as effective as the properties of opioids-based drugs, such as morphine and oxycodone, but not be addictive. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)



Ohio addiction policy inventory and scorecard

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:29:38 +0100

This report is the first in a series of inventories and scorecards analyzing Ohio's policy response to the addiction crisis and outlining areas where the state could be more effective. (Source: HSR Information Central)

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Another addictions expansion coming at Mount St. Mary's

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:10:00 +0100

Despite a 50 percent increase in beds this January, the Lewiston hospital's inpatient chemical dependency program remains at 95 percent capacity with a waiting list. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Do I Have to Lose Me to Love You?

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:00:11 +0100

As codependents we lose ourselves in relationships, unaware that losing our Self is the greatest despair. When the relationship inevitably ends, it’s devastating because we are lost. We lack autonomy because that task wasn’t completed by adulthood. Often there are power struggles, characterized by repeated, unresolved arguments, either about a single recurring issue or numerous trivial things. Many of them boil down to the question of who has control, whose needs will be met, or how intimate they will be. Intimacy problems are a common symptom of codependency. Avoidance of intimacy, and the vulnerability that occurs when we open up, is a way to maintain control and autonomy. We fear that closeness makes us more dependent on our partner and exposed to being judged and hurt. These ...



This engineered painkiller works like an opioid but isn't addictive in animal tests

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:00:00 +0100

Sometimes forgotten in the spiraling U.S. crisis of opiate abuse is a clinical fact about narcotic pain medications: addiction is basically an unwanted side effect of drugs that are highly effective at blunting pain.Addiction, of course, is a particularly dangerous and disruptive side effect,... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)



Gupta to Jeff Sessions: Medical marijuana will save many addicted to opioids

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:09:45 +0100

Research suggests that if safe and regulated medicinal marijuana were made available nationally, up to 10,000 lives could be saved every year. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: methadone clinics

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:06:34 +0100

Opioid overdoses killed 1,354 Americans ages 65 and older in 2016, but Medicare doesn't cover the oldest proven treatment for opioid addiction: methadone (Source: ABC News: Health)

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Millennials aren't getting the message about sun safety and the dangers of tanning

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Oregon State University) Many millennials lack knowledge about the importance of sunscreen and continue to tan outdoors in part because of low self-esteem and high rates of narcissism that fuel addictive tanning behavior, a new study from Oregon State University-Cascades has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)



Doctors prescribe opioids at high rates to those at increased overdose risk, but trends improving, study finds

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 03:02:41 +0100

The number of first-time prescriptions for opioid drugs has not risen since about 2010, according to UCLA researchers. However, patients taking a class of drug known to increase the risk for overdoses were likelier to receive a first-time opioid prescription — a combination that could be linked to the current surge in opioid-related deaths.People with chronic pain are often prescribed a class of medications called “benzodiazepines” to treat anxiety, panic attacks and other mental conditions that can be brought on by the stress of coping with their pain. But these people also are likelier to receive new opioid prescriptions for their pain than people who don’t use benzodiazepines. Used in combination, th ey are known to sharply increase the risk of overdose, the researchers say.The ...



Predicting effects of psychological inflexibility/experiential avoidance and stress coping strategies for internet addiction, significant depression, and suicidality in college students: a prospective study - Chou WP, Yen CF, Liu TL.

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:42:28 +0100

The aims of this study were to evaluate the predicting effects of psychological inflexibility/experiential avoidance (PI/EA) and stress coping strategies for Internet addiction, significant depression and suicidality among college students during the follo... (Source: SafetyLit)



Psychoactive substance use and problematic internet use as predictors of bullying and cyberbullying victimization - Zsila Á, Orosz G, Király O, Urbán R, Ujhelyi A, Jármi É, Griffiths MD, Elekes Z, Demetrovics Z.

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:42:28 +0100

Research exploring the relationship between addictions and experiences of bullying suggests that problem behaviors may generally be associated with an increased risk of victimization. The aim of the present study was to examine the role of psychoactive sub... (Source: SafetyLit)



The impact of abuse and neglect in childhood on the development of substance use disorders - Katan EA.

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:42:28 +0100

The review of literature over the last decade addresses the impact of childhood abuse and neglect on the further development of addictions and mental disorders. The results of the studies have been analyzed in the aspect of abuse, age and gender characteri... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Mindfulness-based treatment of addiction: current state of the field and envisioning the next wave of research - Garland EL, Howard MO.

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:42:28 +0100

Contemporary advances in addiction neuroscience have paralleled increasing interest in the ancient mental training practice of mindfulness meditation as a potential therapy for addiction. In the past decade, mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) have been... (Source: SafetyLit)



Medication-Assisted Treatment Needs Community Support

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:00:47 +0100

Communities like Portsmouth, Ohio, regularly make national news for waves of overdoses. On any given day, nearly 100 people across the country die due to opioid overdose. The problem always feels like an uphill battle, and often a losing one for social workers and drug counselors who hope to get clients on the path to sobriety. Evidence shows that one method, medication assisted treatment (MAT), works; however, for MAT to be truly effective, it takes an entire community. What Is Medication Assisted Treatment? Medication assisted treatment is an evidence-based recovery process that combines traditional therapies and detox programs with the use of medication. Medication helps patients manage cravings and provides relief from detoxification symptoms. MAT is useful for people who are addicted ...



Animal cyborg: Behavioral control by 'toy' craving circuit

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)) Children love to get toys from parents for their birthday present. This craving toward items also involves object hoarding disorders and shopping addiction. However, the biological meaning of why the brain pursues objects or items has remained unknown. Part of the answer may lie with a neural circuit in the hypothalamus associated with 'object craving,' says neuroscientist Daesoo Kim from the Department of Biological Sciences at KAIST. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)



Researchers identify brain mechanism linking PTSD and opioid addiction

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(University of Western Ontario) Researchers at Western University have shown that the recall of traumatic memories enhances the rewarding effects of morphine, shedding light on the neurobiological link between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and opioid addiction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

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A neurobiological link between PTSD and addiction

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Society for Neuroscience) Recalling traumatic memories enhances the rewarding effects of morphine in male rats, finds new research published in JNeurosci. These findings may help to explain the co-occurrence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and addiction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)



Hemp shows potential for treating ovarian cancer

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Experimental Biology 2018) Results from some of the first studies to examine hemp's ability to fight cancer show that it might one day be useful as plant-based treatment for ovarian cancer. Hemp is part of the same cannabis family as marijuana but doesn't have any psychoactive properties or cause addiction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)



Can Marijuana Be The Answer For Pain?

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:08:56 +0100

As patients and doctors look for alternatives to addictive pain killers, many are turning to marijuana. While the plant is increasingly legal across the United States, research is limited into its effectiveness and potential side effects. (Source: WebMD Health)



Opioid Scripts Down, But Anti-Addiction Meds Up

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:14:07 +0100

The number of people in the U.S. who received new prescriptions for medications to treat opioid addiction nearly doubled during 2017, from 42,000 to 82,000 per month. (Source: WebMD Health)



When Does Online Gaming Become an Addiction?

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:15:17 +0100

The new review looks back at more than 40 investigations conducted worldwide between 1991 and 2016. It concludes that -- like other types of addiction -- internet gaming disorder is a complex condition that arises when fun morphs into a loss of control, turning into an obsession. (Source: WebMD Health)

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Addictive Opioids Still Overprescribed After Surgery: Study

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Addictive Opioids Still Overprescribed After Surgery: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)



2018 Demystifying Medicine: The Opioid Epidemic: How, Where, and What Can Be Done?

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:45:29 +0100

National Institutes of Health. 04/17/2018 This one-hour, 49-minute lecture describes the state of the opioid crisis, the state of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s efforts, and how clinicians, medical students, Ph.D. students, and other healthcare and research professionals can be a part of the solution. The focus of NIH's efforts center on ways to reduce the over-prescription of opioids, accelerate development of effective non-opioid therapies for pain, and provide more flexible options for treating opioid addiction. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)



Opioids Still Overprescribed After Surgery: Study

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:15:07 +0100

Overall, nearly two-thirds of opioids prescribed after surgery went unused by patients, the study found. These drugs wound up lingering in patients' homes, inviting abuse and the potential for addiction, Habermann said. (Source: WebMD Health)



Study warns smartphone overuse increases loneliness

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:37:50 +0100

Researchers from San Francisco State University have found in a new study that smartphone dependence may have similar effects on the brain to those seen in opioid addiction. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Addictive Opioids Still Overprescribed After Surgery: Study

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:04:30 +0100

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 -- Doctors continue to prescribe far too many opioid painkillers to patients following surgery, a new study indicates. In fact, one of every three patients prescribed an opioid, such as Oxycontin, didn't take a single pill... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Fewer prescriptions for addictive opioid painkillers filed last year

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:03:48 +0100

New data from the health firm IQVIA show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the US fell dramatically last year. Nationwide, nine percent fewer prescriptions were filled last year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Inside the Mexican psychedelic drug rehabs American addicts flock to

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:21:17 +0100

Matthew Mellon reportedly died after taking a psychedelic drug in Mexico, but experts say that ibogaine deserves research as it may be a last hope for opioid addicts like Adrienne Porter (left). (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Americans Are Filling Fewer Prescriptions for Opioids Amid Rising Fear of Addiction

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:40:16 +0100

(TRENTON, N.J.) — New data show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year. They showed their biggest drop in 25 years. The decline comes amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction. A health data firm released a report Thursday showing a 9 percent average drop nationwide in the number of prescriptions for opioids filled by retail and mail-order pharmacies. All 50 states and the District of Columbia had declines of more than 5 percent. The U.S. is estimated to consume roughly 30 percent of all opioids used worldwide. The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in 25 years and continuing a decline amid in...



New Data Suggests Americans Filling Fewer Opioid Prescriptions

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:03:00 +0100

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New data show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year. They showed their biggest drop in 25 years. The decline comes amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction. A health data firm released a report Thursday showing a 9 percent average drop nationwide in the number of prescriptions for opioids filled by retail and mail-order pharmacies. All 50 states and the District of Columbia had declines of more than 5 percent. The U.S. is estimated to consume roughly 30 percent of all opioids used worldwide. Health data firm IQVIA's Institute for Human Data Science released a report Thursday showing an 8.9 percent average drop nationwide in the number of prescriptions for opio...

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The functions and addictive features of non-suicidal self-injury: a confirmatory factor analysis of the Ottawa self-injury inventory in a university sample - Gu érin-Marion C, Martin J, Deneault AA, Lafontaine MF, Bureau JF.

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:36:11 +0100

The Ottawa Self-Injury Inventory (OSI) is a comprehensive self-report measure of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). In an effort to build on past research and further validate the OSI, this study presents a confirmatory factor analysis of the OSI's subscales... (Source: SafetyLit)



A daily diary study of stressful and positive events, alcohol use, and addiction severity among heavy drinking sexual minority men - Mereish EH, Kuerbis A, Morgenstern J.

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:36:11 +0100

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to examine the conditions under which daily stressful and positive events are associated with alcohol use among heavy drinking sexual minority men (SMM). Specifically, we examined the moderating effects of two indic... (Source: SafetyLit)



Google Unveils Vetting Process for Drug Rehab Ads Google Unveils Vetting Process for Drug Rehab Ads

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:25:19 +0100

Google told Reuters it would resume accepting ads from U.S. addiction treatment centers in July, nearly a year after the Alphabet Inc unit suspended the lucrative category of advertisers for numerous deceptive and misleading ads.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



US sees record fall in opioid prescriptions

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:21:58 +0100

Amount prescribed dropped 12% last year as moves to curb addiction crisis bore fruit (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)

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US opioid prescriptions in record decline

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:21:58 +0100

Amount prescribed dropped 12% last year as moves to curb addiction crisis bore fruit (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)



As Opioid Prescriptions Fall, Prescriptions for Drugs to Treat Addiction Rise

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:02:45 +0100

New data suggests progress in efforts to curb the epidemic but raises questions about whether tightened prescribing may be leading some people to heroin and fentanyl. (Source: NYT Health)



Health plan reduces opioid prescriptions 22%, focuses on prevention

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:34:00 +0100

Every day, we wake up to new headlines about the nation ’s worsening opioid crisis. Every day, dozens of people struggle with or die from their addictions. Prescription drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Opioid addiction can happen to anyone at any age. Oregon and Washington rank No. 1 and No. 2 respectively n ationally for those aged 65 and older hospitalized for overdoses. Three Oregonians die on average every week from prescription overdoses. These statistics… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)



Liberia:'Drug Addiction Is Dangerous Than Ebola'

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:52:03 +0100

[New Republic] -Says RDY Boss, Decry Gov't Crackdown (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Many Teens Don't Know Juul Contains Addictive Nicotine

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Many Teens Don't Know Juul Contains Addictive NicotineCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)

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Decision-making predicts future drug addiction in recreational users

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Elsevier) Activity in decision-making brain regions of people who use recreational stimulants predicts who will discontinue use and who will develop a drug use disorder, according to a new study led by Martin Paulus, Ph.D., of Laureate Institute of Brain Research, Tulsa, Okla. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Two UCLA professors elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:02:47 +0100

UCLA professor-in-residence of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences Philippe Bourgois and UCLA professor of economics Rosa Matzkin are among 213 individuals from a wide range of disciplines and professions to be elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2018.Founded in 1780, the academy honors exceptional scholars, leaders, artists and innovators and engages them in sharing knowledge and addressing challenges facing the world.Bourgois is also director of the Center for Social Medicine and Humanities within the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and a professor in the departments of anthropology and sociology in the UCLA College. As director of the Center for Social Medicine, Bourgois is leading a new initiative documenting the intersection between...



The rise of psychedelic drugs Matthew Mellon took before his death

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:04:05 +0100

Drugs like ayahuasca and ibogaine show promise for treating depression and addiction, but Matthew Mellon's death after a psychedelic ceremony raise questions about the drugs' safety. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



The rise of the psychedelic drugs Matthew Mellon took before his death in medicine

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:06:02 +0100

Drugs like ayahuasca and ibogaine show promise for treating depression and addiction, but Matthew Mellon's death after a psychedelic ceremony raise questions about the drugs' safety. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



#AddictionChat: Twitter Chat, April 25, 2018

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:58:51 +0100

April is Alcohol Awareness Month and a good time for a Twitter chat on alcohol and other substance use disorders, including those involving opioids, tobacco, and other substances. (Source: NIAAA News)

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Kentucky accuses J & J of contributing to opioid epidemic

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:56:52 +0100

(Reuters) - Kentucky's attorney general on Wednesday sued Johnson& Johnson, accusing the pharmaceutical manufacturer of devising a deceptive marketing scheme that mischaracterized the risk of opioid abuse and addiction. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Many Teens Don't Know Juul Contains Addictive Nicotine

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:04:47 +0100

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- Many young Americans don't realize that the wildly popular Juul electronic cigarettes contain highly addictive nicotine, putting them at risk for future cigarette use, a new study shows. Looking much like a USB flash... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



NNED Virtual Roundtable: Voices from the Field on the Impact of Opioid Addiction in Diverse Communities

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:05:14 +0100

May 9, 2018 1:30-3:00pm ET.(National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health) (Source: HSR Information Central)



Project ASSERT honored by the American College of Physicians for bringing comprehensive addiction care

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Boston Medical Center) Boston Medical Center's (BMC) Project ASSERT has been awarded the American College of Physicians (ACP) Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award from the Rosenthal Family Foundation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Jeffrey H. Samet, M.D., F.A.C.P., honored with national award from American College of Physicians

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Boston Medical Center) Jeffrey H. Samet, M.D., M.A., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., has been awarded the American College of Physicians (ACP) Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award No. 1 from the Rosenthal Family Foundation for his innovative work in the field of addiction medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)

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Skin Sensor Could Track Alcoholics' Booze Intake

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:15:19 +0100

Routine monitoring of people in addiction treatment programs is a challenge. The most common way to check patients' blood alcohol levels is a breathalyzer, but the devices are bulky, not that accurate, and require patient initiation. (Source: WebMD Health)



New York state okays three health expansions

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:49:53 +0100

Three area health care projects in Buffalo and Chautauqua will proceed, after receiving approvals from the state Department of Health. Together the development costs amount to about $1.5 million. The projects: • Sisters of Charity Hospital will move and expand its STAR program addictions clinic in Amherst from Sheridan Drive to John Glenn Drive, more than 4 miles away. The new site, to be known as Sisters Health Center Amherst, will provide outpatient chemical dependence rehabilitation, methadone… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



ACGME a'Game-Changer' for Addiction Medicine

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:35:03 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Fellowships in addiction medicine open for all specialties (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)



Skin Sensor Might Someday Track Alcoholics' Booze Intake

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:04:52 +0100

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 -- An injectable sensor that could provide ongoing monitoring of the alcohol intake of people receiving addiction treatment is in development. The miniature biosensor would be placed just beneath the skin surface and be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Britain ’s use of contaminated blood was no ‘tragedy’ – it was a scandal | Simon Hattenstone

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:00:32 +0100

The latest inquiry must discover how thousands of haemophiliacs contracted HIV or hepatitis C from blood products, and why it was covered up for so longIn two weeks ’ time Sir Brian Langstaff will take up his post as chair of thepublic inquiry into contaminated blood and contaminated blood products. Today, World Haemophilia Day, is the perfect occasion to remind Langstaff what the thousands of haemophiliac victims need from this inquiry if they are to get justice.In the 1970s and 1980s more than 4,600 haemophiliacs contracted HIV or hepatitis C after being infected by contaminated blood-clotting products. Much of the blood had been imported on the cheap from US prisons, and taken from high-risk donors (sex workers, drug addicts and alcoholics) who were paid for their blood. As early as 1...

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Opioids and Addiction: A Governors Roundtable on State Approaches to Treatment

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 06:20:17 +0100

Harvard University, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 04/12/2018 This 56-minute panel discussion, featuring the unique perspectives of former governors and the 21st U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, examines the state government's role in current and future approaches to treatment for opioid addiction. These approaches may include educating the public about these alternatives, paying for them, regulating their performance and availability, training and certifying health professionals in their use, and developing guidelines for certification of treatments. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)



People who use medical marijuana more likely to use and misuse prescription drugs

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Wolters Kluwer Health) Can medical marijuana help to fight the opioid epidemic? Many believe that it can. But a new study finds that people who use medical marijuana actually have higher rates of medical and non-medical prescription drug use--including pain relievers. The study appears in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Experts: Lack of data hampering response to opioid crisis

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:16:07 +0100

Faster and deeper access to data involving opioid addiction would boost health care ’s response, officials said during a forum Monday afternoon on the opioid epidemic. State laws that restrict the dissemination of medical records of people who are being treated for addiction help reduce the stigma they face, but two medical doctors and an addiction-services CEO on the panel said the restrictions also make it difficult to coordinate care and to know which treatments are most effective. Dr. Michael… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



One Paramedic's Perspective on Civilian Naloxone Distribution

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:50:00 +0100

The U.S. surgeon general, Dr. Jerome Adams, recently issued the first national public health advisory in 13 years. He wants more civilians to start carrying naloxone “to help combat the nation’s opioid crisis and save lives.” Since 2010, the number of Americans who die from opioid overdoses annually has more than doubled, and in 2016 there were more than 42,000 deaths. The need for a multifaceted strategy to combat this deadly epidemic is clear. Among many EMS providers, there’s a great deal of angst directed at civilian naloxone distribution programs, as well as at opioid overdoses in general. If you look at the comments section of social media posts related to these topics, the frustration, anger, and lack of compassion is painfully and publicly obvious. Some seem to think that a...

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Trump builds on Obama opioid policy

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:25:47 +0100

Trump administration emphasizing medication-based treatment for opioid addiction, a course favored by many experts (Source: ABC News: Health)



Exclusive: Google unveils vetting process for drug rehab ads

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:05:30 +0100

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google told Reuters Monday it would resume accepting ads from U.S. addiction treatment centers in July, nearly a year after the Alphabet Inc unit suspended the lucrative category of advertisers for numerous deceptive and misleading ads. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Trump pushes to expand use of medication to treat addiction

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:08:40 +0100

Experts have long argued that medication-assisted treatment should be the standard of care for addicts of heroin and other opioids (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



WeChat addiction suppresses the impact of stressful life events on life satisfaction - Li B, Wu Y, Jiang S, Zhai H.

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:39:30 +0100

The current study examined the influences of stressful life events and WeChat addiction on life satisfaction, and investigated the mediating role of WeChat addiction on the relationship between the two research variables. A total of 463 undergraduates comp... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Asthma and allergy as risk factors for suicidal behavior among young adults - Vargas PA, Robles-Sotelo E.

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:39:30 +0100

An association between allergic disease, depression and suicidality has been reported. OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationships between suicidality and asthma, allergy, internet addiction, stress, sleep quality, pain/discomfort, and depression, amon... (Source: SafetyLit)



Medical News Today: Just one extra drink could take years off your life

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:00:00 +0100

The myth that moderate drinking is good for your heart takes a blow from this new study, which suggests the United States alcohol guidelines are too high. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



CMS: Medicare Program; Contract Year 2019 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Cost Plan, Medicare Fee-for-Service, the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs, and the PACE Program; Rule

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0100

Notice of final rule revising the Medicare Advantage (MA) program (Part C) regulations and Prescription Drug Benefit program (Part D) to implement provisions designed to reduce beneficiary misuse or overdose of opioids as part of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). Includes information on changes to improve program integrity policies related to payments in MA, Medicare cost plan, Part D, and PACE programs, among other things. Also includes CMS's response to comments submitted on the final rule, including its effect on small and rural providers. The rule will be effective on June 15, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)



#SubHealth Announces Roundtable Discussion Sharing Personal Stories from the Opioid Crisis

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0100

The U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee's Health Subcommittee has announced a roundtable discussion entitled, "Personal Stories from the Opioid Crisis," featuring issues like the rise of fentanyl and other synthetic drugs and patient brokering. This roundtable will include participants who have struggled with opioid addiction or who have lost family members to the epidemic. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)



Five million American adults misusing prescription stimulants

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100

©iStock/urfinguss Scientists at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have completed the first comprehensive analysis of the prevalence of prescription stimulant use, misuse, use disorders, and motivations for misuse in the U.S. adult population. Looking at annual averages,... (Source: NIDA News)

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Retro Report: A Drug to End Addiction? Scientists Are Working on It.

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 22:00:04 +0100

Researchers are studying a promising drug that could block the delivery of opioids from blood to brain, giving addicts a path to recovery. (Source: NYT Health)



Drug-treatment center in Pewaukee wins local approval

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 04:52:31 +0100

A significant new competitor in the metro Milwaukee drug-addiction treatment market crossed a major hurdle in its plans for a 120-bed facility in Pewaukee. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Lack of sleep may be linked to risk factor for Alzheimer ’s disease

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:08:40 +0100

Preliminary NIH study shows increased levels of beta-amyloid  Losing just one night of sleep led to an immediate increase in beta-amyloid, a protein in the brain associated with Alzheimer ’s disease, according to a small, new study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. In Alzheimer’s disease, beta-amyloid proteins clump together to form amyloid plaques, a hallmark of the disease.  (Source: NIAAA News)



5 Things To Know About Mind and Body Approaches for Substance Use Disorders

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 18:47:46 +0100

Mind and body approaches, such as mindfulness-based interventions, have shown some success when used along with the treatment of substance abuse and addiction. Mindfulness-based approaches, in part, attempt to decrease the impact of negative mood, which is thought to serve as a trigger for substance use. Mind and body approaches can be part of a comprehensive addiction treatment plan that includes behavioral modifications, and may include pharmaceuticals to decrease cravings, group therapy, or  counseling. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:33:56 +0100

See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Funding applications are due today! Applications for our upcoming round of health information outreach funding are due by 11pm this evening – don’t forget our last funding tip – follow directions for submission. Please note, late applications will not be accepted. We look forward to funding some great projects! NNLM Edit-a-thon: don’t forget to use #citeNLM2018 next week during NNLM’s first Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – we’re adding citations to existing articles on rare diseases! Not sure how to add citations in Wikipedia? There’s still plenty of time to watch the recording from our training session and join us on April 17. Member Highlights: Martin Library, York,...



Digital Addiction: A Recipe For Isolation, Depression And Anxiety

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 10:30:00 +0100

As technology continues to tighten its grip on our lives, the price for staying connected means that we lose the “human” connection. When we reach for our smartphones, and think we are staying connected, we are actually drifting apart. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



NDP health critic calls on feds to hold drug companies accountable for fuelling opioid crisis

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 20:20:03 +0100

Don Davies, the NDP health critic and Vancouver-Kingsway MP, formally called on the federal government to launch a criminal investigation into the conduct of opioid manufacturers in Canada and seek compensation for the costs of addiction on Thursday. (Source: CBC | Health)



Opioid Trials to Begin in 2019 as Settlement is Also Pushed

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:34:00 +0100

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge with an audacious plan to settle hundreds of lawsuits filed by local governments against the drug industry over the destruction wrought by prescription opioid painkillers has altered his course. Cleveland-based Judge Dan Polster issued an order Wednesday scheduling three Ohio trials for 2019 — a shift from his earlier plan to try to work out settlements. In his order, the judge says the parties have made "good progress" and notes that lawyer in the case were asking for a litigation track in addition to settlement talks. The hope is that holding some trials can help resolve some of the thorniest common issues in the cases. The nation's opioid crisis killed 42,000 Americans in 2016 with the death toll rising even as patients are being presc...



Opioid addiction treatment drug helps suppress HIV in former prisoners

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:17:11 +0100

According to a new study by Yale researchers, naltrexone, an FDA-approved medication for opioid addiction, can help improve viral suppression in HIV patients. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)



The Opioid Epidemic and Medicaid's Role in Facilitating Access to Treatment

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:58:19 +0100

Based on data from the 2016 NSDUH, this brief describes nonelderly adults with opioid addiction, including their demographic characteristics and insurance statuses, and compares receipt of various treatment services among those with Medicaid to those with private insurance and those who are uninsured. It also describes Medicaid financing for opioid treatment and the ways in which Medicaid promotes access to treatment for enrollees with opioid addiction. (Source: PHPartners.org)



Your post-surgery pain is this San Francisco drugmaker's gain and opiod users may benefit, too

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:31:58 +0100

Six years after starting its first clinical trial, a small San Francisco company hopes that moving its pain treatment into a late-stage trial will generate a fundraising buzz but no excitement for pain-drug addicts. Adynxx Inc. said Thursday that its signature drug — once called AYX-1 but now dubbed brivoligide — showed in the last of three mid-stage trials that it blocked pain long term for patients exiting single-knee replacement surgery. What's more, the company said, patients with a lower… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Smartphone addiction risk and daytime sleepiness in Korean adolescents - Chung JE, Choi SA, Kim KT, Yee J, Kim JH, Seong JW, Seong JM, Kim JY, Lee KE, Gwak HS.

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 19:42:29 +0100

AIM: Smartphone overuse can cause not only mobility problems in the wrists, fingers and neck but also interference with sleep habits. However, research on smartphone addiction and sleep disturbances is scarce. Therefore, we aimed to investigate daytime sle... (Source: SafetyLit)



Member Highlights: Martin Library, York, PA

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 19:22:30 +0100

NNLM MAR is pleased to share successes of health outreach projects and activities in our region. Learn what your amazing colleagues are doing to increase access to quality health information for the communities they serve. Part of the Story 2017: Opioid Addiction A poem from one of the program participants The Part of the Story program was funded by a donation to offer a community read for York County teens around a topic of current interest. The program was piloted in four libraries in 2017. Teens read the book ‘Smack’ by Melvin Burgess and met over a five week period to engage in conversation with individuals and organizations involved in addressing opioid and heroin addiction in York County, PA. The program culminated in a Teen Town Hall event which was open to the public. ...

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Mylan acquires fast-acting, non-opioid painkiller

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:37:31 +0100

Mylan (NSDQ:MYL) acquired global development and marketing rights to a fast-acting, non-opioid pain relief drug formulated by Prayog Labs, the company announced today. The pharma giant is positioning the medication, Meloxicam, as a non-addictive treatment option for patients experiencing acute pain following dentistry procedures or following a surgery. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Mylan acquires fast-acting, non-opioid painkiller appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)



Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program; Contract Year 2019 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Cost Plan, Medicare Fee-for-Service, the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs, and the PACE Program

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0100

Pre-publication notice of final rule revising the Medicare Advantage (MA) program (Part C) regulations and Prescription Drug Benefit program (Part D) to implement provisions designed to reduce beneficiary misuse or overdose of opioids as part of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). Includes information on changes to improve program integrity policies related to payments in MA, Medicare cost plan, Part D, and PACE programs, among other things. Also includes CMS's response to comments submitted on the final rule, including its effect on small and rural providers. The rule will be effective 60 days from official publication of this notice in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for April 16, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)



Digital addiction increases loneliness, anxiety and depression

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(San Francisco State University) A new study by two San Francisco State University professors of health education finds that smartphone use can be similar to other types of substance use. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



International Conference on Learning & Memory to feature world's leading brain scientists

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(University of California - Irvine) On April 18-22, 2018, the UCI Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory will host 800 of the world's foremost brain scientists for the 2018 International Conference on Learning and Memory. Scientists at the conference will present late-breaking research on topics such as Alzheimer's disease, drug addiction, exercise and the brain, depression, stress and more. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Tiny Juul Device Getting U.S. Teens Hooked on Vaping

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 19:04:47 +0100

TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- Tiny e-cigarette devices that look like USB drives are making it tough for parents and educators to keep their kids from vaping. And these devices are producing a new generation of nicotine-addicted Americans, experts... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Even Toddlers Endangered By Opioids, Other Drugs

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:14:06 +0100

In 2016, U.S. poison control centers received an estimated 30,250 reports of children aged 5 and younger sickened by a wide array of addictive substances -- everything from tobacco and e-cigarettes to marijuana and prescription opioid drugs, the report found. (Source: WebMD Health)



CareFirst issues RFP as part of program to fight opioid abuse

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:45:33 +0100

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has put out a call for organizations to help with a program to increase substance use disorder services and opioid addiction treatment. As part of recently issued request for proposals, Baltimore-based CareFirst plans to award $1.5 million over two years to qualified nonprofit organizations and public entities to support programs working to expand access to outpatient treatment services and care coordination for individuals battli ng substance use disorders in Maryland,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Our Addiction To Selfies Means Big Business For Plastic Surgeons

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:00:00 +0100

We now know people don ’t have to be consciously aware that they are aroused for their reward system to highjack neural pathways. New research on addiction indicates social media “likes” and approval from others is changing the way we think and request plastic surgery. Welcome to'Selfie Surgery'. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



An innovative service collaboration to reduce criminal recidivism for inmates with severe addictions - Paluck E, McCarron MCE, Pandey M, Banka D.

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:42:08 +0100

Agencies with overlapping mandates can form partnerships to aid development of effective programming. In 2008, the Dedicated Substance Abuse Treatment Unit (DSATU) opened at Regina Correctional Centre through a tripartite collaboration between the Saskatch... (Source: SafetyLit)



Even Toddlers Endangered by Opioids, Other Addictive Drugs

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 09:04:00 +0100

TUESDAY, April, 10, 2018 -- The youngest victims of America's addiction crisis are not the teenagers tempted by tobacco, pot and pills. Rather, they are tens of thousands of toddlers and preschoolers who are accidentally poisoned when they get into... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Expert says eczema creams may actually make it worse  

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 22:48:30 +0100

Dr Marvin Rapaport, a dermatologist in California, believe the skin becomes ‘addicted’ to steroid cream - and triggers a reaction that makes the problem worse. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Teleconference: Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Among U.S. Children

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 21:56:15 +0100

On February 14, 2018, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) held a call to discuss the findings and implications of a study on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) prevalence that appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association.     To hear the complete teleconference, visit  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1NiekmT828&feature=youtu.be  (Source: NIAAA News)



CareFirst issues RFP as part of program to fight opioid abuse

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 17:37:56 +0100

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has put out a call for organizations to help with a program to increase substance use disorder services and opioid addiction treatment. As part of recently issued request for proposals, Baltimore-based CareFirst plans to award $1.5 million over two years to qualified nonprofit organizations and public entities to support programs working to expand access to outpatient treatment services and care coordination for individuals battli ng substance use disorders in Maryland,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)



Health officials: Prison program helps lower overdose deaths

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 16:25:33 +0100

Health officials: Expanded program to treat prisoners for opioid addiction helps lower the number of accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island in 2017 after years of steady increases (Source: ABC News: Health)

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Arkansas Prescription Drug Users Seek Addiction Recovery

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 08:09:41 +0100

Rehabilitation centers and ministries like Restoration House Ministries in Harrisburg are prevalent in northeast Arkansas and around the country as communities fight back against the opioid problem. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)