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2013-10-02 10:27:47

In a group of patients who took chronic opioids for noncancer pain and who underwent bariatric surgery, there was greater chronic use of opioids after surgery compared with before, findings that suggest the need for proactive management of chronic pain in these patients after surgery, according to a study in the October 2 issue of JAMA. "Bariatric surgery is used to treat obesity, as well as its comorbid conditions such as cardiovascular and metabolic diseases and chronic pain. Bariatric...

2013-09-30 23:43:38

On October 1, 2013 a national coalition of advocate organizations called the Fed Up! Coalition will hold a major rally to call for an immediate, coordinated and comprehensive federal response to the epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose deaths. The Rally will run from noon until 2:00 p.m. in Upper Senate Park at the Capitol in Washington D.C. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 As the death toll from the opioid epidemic climbs, grief turns to action at FED UP! Rally in D.C....

Opioid Prescriptions Nearly Double
2013-09-16 11:11:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More research has been released this week which examines the extent of America’s growing addiction to opioid painkillers. In the last three weeks two studies have been published highlighting this disturbing trend and warning of the dangers therein. A study published last week found that the number of opioid prescriptions for non-cancer pain has almost doubled in the past decade. What’s more, prescriptions for non-opioid...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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