Tag Archives: overdose deaths

J&J’s $26 billion opioid settlement finalized

Johnson & Johnson Opioid Settlement to Help Communities Johnson & Johnson, alongside 3 major pharmaceutical distributors, agreed to pay nearly $26 billion to settle thousands of opioid-related lawsuits on Friday. Those lawsuits claimed their business practices helped fuel and sustain the deadly opioid epidemic that has claimed the lives of …

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Experimental brain surgery may help some people overcome drug addiction

Gina was used to surprises, but this day brought a big one. “He said, ‘They actually approached me about having brain surgery for addiction,'” she recalled. “And I literally wanted to pass out on the floor.” “They” were a research team from the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, based at the University …

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Opioid-related deaths soar in US and Tampa Bay

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. – Figures recently released by the CDC showed a startling increase in the number of opioid overdoses across the country. More than 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses over a one-year period between May 2020 and April 2021; a 30% increase over the previous year. In the …

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How can PCPs properly manage patients with opioid use disorder?

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“Explosion of drug overdose deaths”: new program to help drug addicts | News

SPARTANBURG, South Carolina (FOX Carolina) – The Spartanburg County coroner says that since the start of 2019, the county has seen an “explosion of drug overdose deaths.” With overdose deaths on the rise in upstate, a location in Spartanburg is launching a new program to help those struggling with addiction. …

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Houston drug treatment centers are feeling the effects of the omicron variant – Houston Public Media

Close up top view of people sitting in a circle talking. Inpatient addiction treatment centers in Houston are experiencing staffing shortages and other problems due to the omicron variant. The Cheyenne Center added plexiglass barriers to protect patients and counselors and until recently could not allow anyone from outside the …

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Annual drug abuse awareness events in southern Indiana follow rise in overdose deaths – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville

In 2021, Clark County saw the biggest spike in drug overdose deaths in five years — which a health official says stems from changes in the illegal drug market. Clark County Health Officer Dr. Eric Yazel said at least three-quarters of the 73 overdose deaths recorded last year involved the …

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New York plans to install “vending machines” with anti-overdose drugs

New York City health officials announced a plan to set up 10 “public health vending machines” that would dispense sterile syringes, anti-overdose medication and other “harm reduction” supplies to help neighborhoods hard hit by drug overdoses. Vending machines, which are planned in neighborhoods across the five arrondissements, will also contain …

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Telehealth May Reduce Barriers to Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders

The drugs approved by the FDA, which include buprenorphine, are considered the gold standard for the treatment of opioid use disorders (OUD). Yet only 1 in 9 people with OUD receive these drugs, which are highly regulated by the federal government. After the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Drug …

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One grain of fentanyl can kill and it doesn’t just kill drug addicts

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (FOX) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses last year, more than ever before. At the heart of the epidemic is the growing threat of Fentanyl. “She had a really bright light, she had a really big smile and …

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TEAM | The cycle of drug addiction and homelessness: how to do it better

AUGUSTA, Ga (WRDW / WAGT) – It’s the season of joy and joy, but for dozens of local families this Christmas is overwhelmed with grief and loss. I-TEAM found 61 people have died of overdoses in Richmond County this year, a 71% jump since stay-at-home orders took effect. Addiction counselors …

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Overdose and addiction in the homeless community of the Grand Valley

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released statistics in November that showed a more than 28% nationwide increase in drug overdose deaths during the pandemic. According to Homeward Bound of the Grand Valley, a shelter serving the area’s homeless community, those with limited access …

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Supervised injection sites have reversed 9 overdoses since opening in New York City, says Mayor Bill de Blasio

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) – It has been less than a week since New York City opened its first supervised injection sites, and the mayor says many lives have already been saved. Mayor Bill de Blasio said overdose prevention centers had already reversed 9 overdoses in just a few days. …

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Jamaican government launches ‘Good Ganja Sense’ campaign to debunk marijuana myths

New York City is officially the first jurisdiction in the United States to open safe consumption sites where people can use currently illegal drugs in a medically supervised environment and receive treatment resources. It is a harm reduction service that advocates believe could play a vital role in reducing the …

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Opioid crisis: one of the victims of the worst drug-related death year in the United States

Her life mirrored that of many people trapped by drug addiction – in and out of rehab; prison time; distressed and upset family and friends. Of course, for his mother, he was always special. When she wants to feel close to him again, Karen Butcher wraps herself in a quilt …

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Overdose deaths caused by fentanyl mixed with other drugs

The surge in drug overdose deaths this year and last has sparked concern among many researchers, doctors and health officials about drug abuse and addiction, as well as a growing trend among overdose victims which seems to indicate a new and different wave of the opioid epidemic. While the loneliness …

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Shaheen and Capito lead bipartisan IMPACT law to reform drug retention period for opioid use disorder for providers

23 November 2021 (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) have introduced bipartisan legislation that would increase the length of time a doctor can hold long-acting injectable buprenorphine (LAI) – a form of medication for disorders related to the use of opioids – in …

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Has Covid-19 changed our relationship with drugs? The answer is complicated

If three years ago Maddie Greer had been told she would smoke weed every day, she wouldn’t have believed it. But when the pandemic struck, Greer, a 24-year-old writer from Georgia, changed. She started drinking so much that she gained 80 pounds. She began to have health problems, including constant …

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Overdose deaths hit record highs as pandemic spreads

The ubiquity of fentanyl and the unique social conditions caused by the pandemic combined to create a perfect storm, experts said. While some addicts seek out fentanyl, said Dr Volkow, others “may not have wanted to take it. But that’s what is sold, and the risk of overdosing is very …

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Contingency management test to pay drug users in California

California to test contingency management program Finding a solution to the growing number of methamphetamine-related overdose deaths and associated public health costs has been a major focus of California law in recent months. A bill proposed by State Senator Scott Weiner, Senate Bill 110, suggested that an incentive-based treatment program …

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6 overdose deaths in 3 days

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – Since October 1, there have been an alarming number of overdoses in Toledo. Three overdoses were reported on October 1, one on October 2 and two more on October 3. “Overdose deaths continue to increase. From 2019 to 2020, we know we are seeing an increase …

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California Rehab warns of increase in overdose deaths in state

COSTA MESA, California, September 27, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Fentanyls, the synthetic opioids responsible for the majority of drug overdoses, are appearing more and more in Western countries. United States. Addiction experts warn it could accelerate overdose deaths in the region. They urge those struggling with addiction to seek …

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America’s addiction kills thousands

America has an alcohol problem, but our country’s overdose crisis has taken attention away from our national hangover. It is time to focus on this long neglected problem. Drug overdose deaths increased nearly 30% in 2020 to 93,000, according to preliminary statistics published in July by the Centers for Disease …

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Changes to Wyoming’s Prescription Drug and Opioid Misuse Efforts

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Release) – As federal grant funding ends, state efforts to prevent prescription drug and opioid-related overdoses and deaths are evolving but continuing, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). The WDH Substance Abuse Prevention Program (SAPP) first received the Grant to Prevent Prescription Drug / Opioid Overdose-Related …

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The epidemic in the coronavirus pandemic

ORLANDO, Florida – Health officials say the coronavirus pandemic has created the biggest mental health, drug addiction and overdose crisis in U.S. history. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were nearly 94,000 overdose deaths across the country in 2020, including more than 7,500 in Florida, an …

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Addiction Recovery Programs Advance | Local News

Drug overdoses in Tennessee increased in the COVID-19 pandemic year of 2020. Agencies providing drug treatment are moving forward with recovery programs, members of the Greene County Anti-Drug Coalition said Thursday. More than 20 members of the coalition met in person for the first time in more than 16 months …

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As opioid crisis accelerates, Senators Markey and Braun reintroduce bipartisan legislation to improve prescriber education and demand warning label on opioid addictive drugs

Over 93000 Americans died of overdoses in 2020, highest number on record Opioid-related overdose deaths increased from 50,963 in 2019 to 69,710 in 2020 Washington (July 15, 2021) – Today, Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) And Mike Braun (R-Ind.) Reintroduced two laws to help fight the opioid epidemic by improving …

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AG Jennings Applauds Senate Passage of Opioid Regulation Act

June 18, 2021 The state Senate unanimously passed legislation on Wednesday that would formalize an accountable, independent and collaborative process for allocating the large funds the state has received and will continue to receive from opioid colonies. Senate Bill 166, sponsored by Senator Stephanie Hansen and Speaker of the House …

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Woman sues corrections for drugs to treat addiction “Albuquerque Journal

………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ALBUQUERQUE, NM – A woman who uses methadone to successfully fight heroin addiction is suing the New Mexico Department of Corrections to try to make sure she can continue to receive the …

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Bartholomew County sees surge in overdose deaths

Posted: May 5, 2021 / 10:29 p.m. EDT / Update: May 5, 2021 / 10:29 p.m. EDT BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Indiana – Bartholomew County officials see recent spike in overdose deaths. In the first four months of this year, the Sheriff’s Office and the Columbus Police Department responded to more overdoses …

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US Ends Confusion and Expands Prescribing of Anti-Opioid Drugs | Patrick Malone & Associates PC | DC Injury Lawyers

Health workers with legal prescribing privileges once again obtained revised federal guidelines making it easier for them to help addicts to strong opioid pain relievers by prescribing buprenorphine, another strong medicine. This action could be beneficial in tackling the opioid abuse and drug overdose crisis that has diminished in recent …

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