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Roots of opioid epidemic can be traced back to two key changes in pain management

Roots of opioid epidemic can be traced back to two key changes in pain management

Abuse of opium products obtained from poppy plants dates back centuries, but today we are witnessing the first instance of widespread abuse of legal, prescribed drugs that, while structurally similar…

Locked Up In The Lap Of Luxury: One Drug Lord’s Decked-Out Cell

Locked Up In The Lap Of Luxury: One Drug Lord’s Decked-Out Cell

NPR NEWS August 1, 20168:35 AM ET CAMILA DOMONOSKE Twitter Photos reveal Brazilian drug trafficker Jarvis Chimenes Pavao’s cell at Tacumbu prison in Asuncion, Paraguay, last week…

Biosound Technologies

In 2010 Rick Gallant, Founder and CEO of Biosound Technologies was investigating relaxation techniques as part of his ongoing efforts to use every available tool to help with his recovery…

Do opioids make pain worse?

Peter Grace, University of Colorado The opium poppy is arguably the oldest painkiller known to man, with its use being described by the ancient civilizations. Opium mimics the body’s…

Drug Education for Doctors can improve in proper prescribing

Drug Education for Doctors can improve in proper prescribing

 Teaching Future Doctors About Addiction Jonathan Goodman can recall most of the lectures he’s attended at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He can recite detailed instructions given more…

Is addiction a brain disease?

Is addiction a brain disease?

Sally Satel, Yale University The opioid abuse epidemic is a full-fledged item in the 2016 campaign, and with it questions about how to combat the problem and treat people…

War on drugs: U.S. Senate panel approves bill for safety of babies with NAS

War on drugs: U.S. Senate panel approves bill for safety of babies with NAS

  Mar 18, 2016 • By Shenoah Galeas A U.S. Senate committee on March 16, 2016 cleared a bill aimed at improving the health and safety of babies born to…