Category Archives: Marijuana Law Reform

Volvo Refuses to Rent Employee Legally Taking Suboxone

Thanks to an EEOC lawsuit, Volvo will pay for refusing to hire a worker undergoing MAT. Michael Files was eager to begin his new job at Volvo. On the day he arrived for orientation, he didn’t receive a new employee welcome packet. Instead, Files was told the company had “changed its mind” about hiring him. […]

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CT Web site Affords Actual-Time Therapy Mattress Availability

Will access to real-time bed availability help more CT citizens get into treatment? James wanted help. He’d been struggling with opioid addiction for three years, and he desperately wanted to get his life back on track. He checked with several treatment facilities, but no one had room. One rehab after another told James, “The only […]

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Chris Christie Blames China for Our Fentanyl Downside

Governor Chris Christie is no stranger to the opioid epidemic. The New Jersey Republican signed groundbreaking legislation that limits first-time opioid prescriptions to a five-day supply and requires state health insurers to cover at least six months of substance abuse treatment. His pleas for governmental opioid reform and his appointment as chair of President Trump’s […]

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Dependancy Therapy: What’s in Retailer for 2018?

We learned a lot about addiction treatment in 2017, but what’s in store for 2018? What was accomplished in the field of recovery during 2017? Here’s the honest answer: more than some believed possible and less than others had hoped. As we take the year in review, we see many changes. From the highest levels […]

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Walgreens is Now Stocking a Life-Saving Nasal Spray

Walgreens customers can now purchase Narcan nasal spray without a prescription. Walgreens stores are now stocking Narcan nasal spray – an FDA-approved form of naloxone – in all of its 8,000 pharmacies. Narcan is used to treat an opioid overdose. It works by reversing the effects of these drugs, which include heroin and prescription painkillers. […]

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IV drug abuse linked to alloimmunization

Ladies with a historical past of intravenous (IV) drug abuse seem like at elevated threat of getting a being pregnant sophisticated by crimson cell alloimmunization, based on outcomes of a lately revealed retrospective research. Showing March 17, 2016, on-line within the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the research’s findings are related and regarding contemplating […]

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What Our Neighbor’s Suicide Taught Me

Behind closed doors, my neighbor was struggling with addiction and depression. Our neighbor seemed to have it all: a great job, a nice house, a large circle of friends. But behind closed doors, his life wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies. Over the years, he’d struggled with debilitating depression and alcoholism. Although he’d gone to several […]

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What ADHD therapies improve drug abuse danger?

Selecting medicine remedy to deal with their youngster’s attention-deficit/hyperactivity dysfunction (ADHD) could be a powerful name for fogeys, and plenty of specific issues over whether or not stimulant medicines open the door to future drug use. A brand new research discovered, nevertheless, that kids with ADHD who start stimulant medicine regimens earlier and keep on […]

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How and Why Did the Stigma of Dependancy Start?

Here’s a brief history on addiction stigma and tips on how we can end it. Chemical dependency can be defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease – one that’s characterized by a compulsive need to seek and use a substance. While treatment professionals and small part of the general population see substance abuse this way, […]

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Drug take-back: A name for a everlasting answer

Janet Chang, PharmD Candidate 2017Behind astonishing U.S. pharmaceutical sales that reach $ 400 billion a year, an alarming 2.8 million pounds of prescription medications go unused. This staggering amount of unused medications raises a public health concern and emphasizes the need for drug take-back. All players involved in the drug-product chain — pharmaceutical companies, distributors, […]

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Has Fentanyl Discovered a Lethal New Good friend?

Ruthless drug dealers are now cutting their cocaine with fentanyl. Fentanyl is a potent opioid. It’s deadly even in tiny doses. But that certainly hasn’t stopped drug dealers from mixing this lethal substance in with their heroin. In spite of the apparent danger, some users are willing to try this combination in search of a […]

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How You Can Assist Forestall Opioid Abuse

Pharmacists are on the entrance traces of serving to to curb abuse and misuse within the opioid epidemic, based on two pharmacy educators who consider higher communication with different well being care suppliers and sufferers is among the keys to success. Dan Hartung, MPH, Affiliate Professor at Oregon State College’s School of Pharmacy, and Nicole […]

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Delaware is Uninterested in Dropping Its Residents to Overdose

Will Delaware’s new Senate Bill 111 help to improve state addiction services? Last year, 300 Delaware residents died from overdose. Compared to other states’ death tolls, that might not sound like much, but don’t let the numbers fool you. Since 2015, Delaware has seen a 35 percent increase in overdose fatalities. It’s also a significant […]

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Medical marijuana: An oxymoron and a danger to fetuses

  Dr Lockwood, editor in chief, is Senior Vice President, USF Health, and Dean, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa. He can be reached at [email protected].   In a time marked by a conservative lurch of the American electorate, and mounting state and federal legislative efforts to restrict access to family planning, […]

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Inhalant Abuse: On the Rise, Arduous to Deal with, and Usually Deadly

Abusing inhalants wreaks havoc on the body and treatment is often very difficult. While the nation’s opioid addiction takes up the spotlight, there’s another deadly threat lurking in the shadows: inhalant abuse. Here’s the problem with inhalant abuse – most of these potentially lethal products are perfectly legal to possess and readily available in every […]

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New CDC Examine Finds Stunning Charges of Overdose Deaths

The drug overdose disaster is displaying no indicators of slowing down. A brand new examine from the CDC discovered that, in 2015, the age-adjusted fee of drug overdose deaths in the USA was greater than 2.5 occasions the speed in 1999. The speed in 2015 was 16.three deaths per 100,000, whereas the speed in 1999 […]

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Staying Sober in a Metropolis That Embraces Legalized Pot

I never thought moving to Portland would impact my recovery. I was wrong. When I planned my move to Portland, I was excited by the prospect of adventure and was optimistic about my future – moving to the land of opportunity. Portland is a liberal city that’s full of creatives – my kind of people. […]

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Extra States Mandate Prescription Drug Monitoring Packages

As the opioid epidemic intensifies, state-based Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) are stepping in to help address the issue. At the same time, states are asking providers (and in many cases requiring them) to review PDMPs when they are considering prescribing controlled substances to patients. Pennsylvania recently joined the growing number of states that mandate […]

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Making Ache Administration Protected: It’s a Difficult Job

Since pain is subjective, is it fair to develop a one-size-fits-all treatment plan? More than two million Americans suffer from substance abuse issues related to prescription painkillers and this epidemic takes the lives of more than 90 Americans every single day. These alarming statistics led researchers to ask: How do we make pain management safe? […]

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Prescribing practices that enhance danger of opioid overdose

Concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use is prevalent and needs to be addressed, according to two recent studies. A study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), found that the simultaneous use of opioids and benzodiazepines, primarily used to treat anxiety and insomnia, has been increasing over the past decade, despite well known risks of this combination.   […]

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