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opioid crisis

A public health crisis in the United States and Canada involving a sharp increase in the use of, addiction to, and overdoses from opioid drugs, especially since 2015 (although the trend is traced to the late 1990s). Opioids, typically used as prescription painkillers, include morphine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl, as well as heroin, which is illegal. Ingesting high doses of opioids can cause respiratory failure and death. Also known as the "opioid epidemic." The opioid crisis has led to a staggering number of deaths in a short period of time.
See also: crisis, opioid

opioid epidemic

A public health crisis in the United States and Canada involving a sharp increase in the use of, addiction to, and overdoses from opioid drugs, especially since 2015 (although the trend is traced to the late 1990s). Opioids, typically used as prescription painkillers, include morphine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl, as well as heroin, which is illegal. Ingesting high doses of opioids can cause respiratory failure and death. Also known as the "opioid crisis." The opioid epidemic has led to a staggering number of deaths in a short period of time.
See also: opioid
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Noting that provisional estimates of the number of opioid deaths for 2018 suggest a decrease from 2017, R.
Healthcare company AmerisourceBergen revealed on Thursday that it has expanded access to its Opioid Assistance Pilot Program to all full-time associates and their dependants in Texas, South Carolina, North Carolina and Pennsylvania who are enrolled in a company-sponsored medical plan.
Saige became opioid dependent after the procedure and eventually used heroin.
Cannabis has been presented by many as a safer alternative to opioids and an important tool in the opioid epidemic.
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"Opioid overdose deaths continue to be a top public health priority in the United States.
[ClickPress, Wed Jul 03 2019] The market for opioid tolerance treatment is witnessing widespread adoption owing to increase in opioid consumption across the globe, huge number of opioid prescriptions dispensed, and also increase in the research for opioid tolerance treatment.
presented a poster describing an approach to the evaluation of opioid comparators when assessing the effectiveness of abuse-deterrent formulations (ADFs) of extended-release opioids at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 81st Annual Scientific Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
As part of a recent study, a team of researchers examined the effects of remifentanil, an opioid, and naloxone, an opioid agonist, on emotional responses evoked by pleasant and unpleasant film clips.
The FDA has recently received reports that patients physically dependent on opioid pain medicines who are taken off their medication too quickly have experienced serious adverse events, such as withdrawal symptoms, uncontrolled pain, and suicide.
Clinicians should consider opioid therapy only if expected benefits for both pain and function are anticipated to outweigh risks to the patient.
Elgin, IL-- Community residents are invited to attend an Opioid 101 (Opioid Prevention, Overdose Education) and Naloxone Training, March 26, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
In this study, significant opioid tapering was achieved following frank discussions and the use of a tapering protocol.
Since June 2017, 1,233 Arizona residents have died from opioid overdose the highest reported number of opioid deaths in our state in 11 years.