Category Archives: Drug Rehab in the News

Quitting alcohol may improve mental well-being, health-related quality of life

Quitting alcohol may improve health-related quality of life for women, especially their mental well-being, according to a study from Hong Kong published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). “More evidence suggests caution in recommending moderate drinking as part of a … [Read More]

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Why are intelligent people more likely to abuse drugs?

The downsides of drug abuse are so clear that one would imagine smarter folks would stay away from them. The research suggests otherwise. Numerous studies have confirmed the link between intelligence and substance abuse. However, the mechanism for this correlation … [Read More]

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First successful prosecution of top pharmaceutical executives for crimes related to the illicit marketing and prescribing of opioids

CEO founder and four other top administrators were discovered guilty on Thursday in a plan including fixes and kickbacks to doctors who recommended a lot of a fentanyl splash to patients who didn’t require the painkiller. Following 15 days of … [Read More]

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FDA approves first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted final approval of the first generic naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray, commonly known as Narcan, a life-saving medication that can stop or reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The agency is also … [Read More]

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Medication Assisted Treatment ( MAT ) gets a big expansion in California

In an effort to address the opioid epidemic throughout the state, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is implementing the California Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Expansion Project. The California MAT Expansion Project aims to increase access to MAT, … [Read More]

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Five States to Pilot ‘Rating System for Addiction Treatment Programs’

The rating system would drive improvement by setting a standard in the industry and increasing transparency and accountability.  Five states are partnering with national nonprofit Shatterproof to create the Rating System for Addiction Treatment Programs — a system that would … [Read More]

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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma explores bankruptcy

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP is exploring filing for bankruptcy to address potentially significant liabilities from roughly 2,000 lawsuits alleging the drug manufacturer contributed to the deadly opioid crisis sweeping the United States, people familiar with the matter said on … [Read More]

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Doctors say controversial treatment for new moms with drug addiction a success

Doctors say a treatment strategy is a proven success in battling the opioid epidemic among new mothers even though it still has some opponents. Doctors say a treatment strategy is a proven success in battling the opioid epidemic among new … [Read More]

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Novel app may help anticipate opioid overdose

A recently developed app identified changes in breathing patterns that preceded likely opioid overdoses, as well as during an actual overdose, according to a report recently published in Science Translational Medicine. “Existing, human-based approaches to diagnose overdose rely on medical-grade equipment … [Read More]

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Over four decades, an ‘inexorable’ epidemic of drug overdoses reveals its inner secrets

Americans have long construed drugs of abuse as choices. Poor choices that can cost users their lives, to be sure, but choices nonetheless. But what if drugs of abuse are more like predators atop a nationwide ecosystem of potential prey? … [Read More]

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