US regulators snip red tape for medical devices to curb opioid epidemic crisis

Stimwave Technologies Inc. owner Laura Perryman expected her company to have to wait years before U.S. approval for her device providing pain relief for chronic migraines.

Now it seems that it will only take months thanks to a new initiative by the FDA to use medical devices, mobile medical apps, Read More

Doctors Cutting Back on Opioid Prescriptions

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The opioid epidemic is not limited to street drugs like heroin, a massive part of the problem is prescribed drugs such as oxycodone and hydrocodone.

These prescription opioids are gateway drugs, they can lead to abuse and then addiction, which can start a patient on the road to heroin. Addiction Read More

Fighting Opioid Addiction Disease with MAT Treatment

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What many people don’t realize about people with opioid addiction is that addiction is not a choice, it is a disease that is chronic and manifests biologically, psychologically, and socially. The American Society of Addiction Medicine, or ASAM, states that Opioid addiction is a primary, chronic disease of the brain Read More

Outpatient Opioid Addiction Treatment

outpatient opioid addiction treatment aocOpioid addiction is an epidemic in this country and very heavily in the mid-east/mid-Atlantic regions in states such as Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

Outpatient Opioid Addiction Treatment Can Be More Beneficial than Inpatient Care

A common misconception with opioid addiction treatment programs and heroin rehab clinics is that … Read More

New Opioid Report Released by the Office of the President

A report released this month by the Office of the President includes data outlining Opioid-involved Overdoes Deaths by Age in 2015.  The greatest number of deaths occurred in people ages 25-55.

 

 

The Report goes on to discuss the reasons that opioids are largely prescribed due to their effectiveness … Read More

Important FDA Statement about Dangerous Substance Wrongly Being Used by Patients for Opioid Addiction

 

On Nov. 14, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public health advisory to address concerns about the deadly risks associated with a botanical substance called kratom for treating opioid withdrawal. The FDA says patients wrongly believe they can use kratom to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms, but … Read More

CVS Health Fights National Opioid Addiction Epidemic with Enterprise Initiatives

Pharmacy leader CVS announced on September 21, 2017 that it will limit opioid prescriptions to seven days for certain conditions. This restriction will apply to patients who are new to pain therapy as well as other initiatives to tackle the opioid addiction crisis in the United States. This is similar … Read More

Ohio’s Fight Against Opioid Addiction – New Rules Limit Opioid Prescriptions to 7 Days for Acute Pain in Adults

 

opioid addiction prescribing rulesOhio Gov. John Kasich discussed new prescription rules at a press conference in August that he said would save lives and fight addiction. Effective August 31, the state’s health care regulatory boards will implement new limits on prescriptions issued for the treatment of acute pain. The rules are intended … Read More

Opioid Use and Heroin Addiction: The Ugly Epidemic

Opioid Use and Heroin addiction: The Ugly EpidemicIn America today, there is a rising number of abuse and addiction to opioids. An opioid can be anything from prescription painkillers to morphine and heroin. This can affect both the health and economic welfare of all communities. There are an estimated 500,000 people currently addicted to heroin, heroin rehab

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