Care for opioid use disorder is scarce in these states

Opioid addiction treatment is scarce in states with Medicaid work requirements and those states have more opioid overdose deaths, researchers find.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | Jan. 14, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

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Most people who need anti-overdose drug don’t get it

Naloxone can saves the lives of people who take high-dose opioids, but less than 2% of those who need it actually get it.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | Jan. 10, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

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When auto assembly plants close, opioid deaths rise

The closing of local automotive assembly plants may lead to increases in deaths from opioid overdose, research finds.

Katie Delach-Penn | Dec. 31, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Disposal packets make it easier to get rid of leftover painkillers

Many parents keep their own and their children's unused opioids, but a simple take-home pill disposal packet can help reduce risk.

Laura Bailey-Michigan | Dec. 23, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine childrens-health opioids painkillers parents

Map shows opioid crisis isn’t a single epidemic

The US is not facing a single opioid overdose epidemic. It's facing several different epidemics, researchers say.

Fred Love-Iowa State | Dec. 11, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Opioid relapse is more likely when risks seem OK

Tolerance for risk may indicate a higher chance for relapse among people getting treatment for opioid addiction, research finds.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Dec. 9, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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American culture may explain opioid use among immigrants

Is prescribing opioids part of American culture? A new study that looks at length of time immigrants live in the US and opioid use suggests that's the case.

Laura Bailey-Michigan | Oct. 28, 2019 | futurity
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1 simple talk cuts opioid use after hysterectomy

After a hysterectomy, doctors often prescribe women twice as many opioids as they use. There may be a simple way to change that without losing pain control.

U. Michigan | Oct. 22, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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Mindfulness may benefit people on methadone

Mindfulness shows promise as a supplement to methadone therapy for opioid addiction and chronic pain.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers | Oct. 14, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

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New test detects opioids on the breath

A new test can find opioids in a person's breath, which could catch illegal use and make sure patients are taking their medication correctly.

Andy Fell-UC Davis | Oct. 4, 2019 | futurity
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