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Big Pharma’s Influence in Shaping the U.S. Medical Model

The United States is the most medicated country in the world, with 70 percent of Americans using at least one prescription drug daily. The U.S. also has the highest rates of obesity, heart disease, childhood illness, and autoimmune disease, yet it often t

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Are Post-Accident Painkillers Causing a Star Employee to Make Errors? - Workplace Coach Blog

Question: One of my top employees, “Mary,” was rear-ended at a stop light three months ago and suffered from whiplash …

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FDA, DEA Warn Websites Selling Illegal Opioids

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have sent joint warning letters to ...

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Purdue Pharma, Sackler family offer $10B-$12B to settle opioid lawsuits: Report | Fox Business

Purdue Pharma faces more than 2,000 lawsuits alleging the firm used deceptive sales practices to push the potent painkiller to the public.

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Medicare Going In ‘Right Direction’ On Opioid Epidemic | Kaiser Health News

A new report by the inspector general for HHS shows prescriptions to treat opioid addiction are way up in recent years, while prescriptions for the painkillers have fallen.

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Why are Americans in so much pain?

While the U.S. accounts for about 5 percent of the global population, its residents consume about 80 percent of the global supply of prescription opioids. The question becomes: Why are Americans in so much pain?

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Drug maker payments to doctors linked to higher opioid overdose deaths

This appears to be the first study to link opioid marketing to overdose deaths and is likely to cast the pharmaceutical industry in a still harsher light.

Politics | Trump Politics

Trump administration making progress in fight against opioid epidemic: HHS Secretary

Our comprehensive strategy for the opioid crisis, grounded in the best science and evidence we have, is starting to show results.

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Dr. Marc Siegel: The opioid crisis has a solution -- Here it is | Fox News

Locking up addicts in jail and prisons instead of providing the treatment they desperately need is the wrong way to deal with the opioid addiction epidemic.

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Battling the despair of opioid addiction in an unexpected place | Fox News

Sam Hall sat on his narrow bed, his thin frame propped up against the concrete wall, periodically glancing up from a well-worn paperback novel.

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Databases key to Trump’s crackdown on opioids - POLITICO

"I think it helps to know there are eyes on them," says one prosecutor.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

Opioids and Universal Experience of Addiction by Dr. Gabor Maté

With the current epidemic of opioids people are dying every day but addiction cannot be understood if we restrict our vision of it to substances.

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Can Marijuana Be The Answer For Pain?

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.

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Pre-surgery counseling, non-opioid pain relievers shown to reduce post-surgery opioid use - Scienmag: Latest Science and

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 6, 2018)-Two new studies presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) demonstrated that pre-operative counseling resulted in a significant decrease in opioid use after hand surger..