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Oxycodone, Hydrocodone Drugs Of Choice For Opioid Abusers
2013-12-03 07:37:18

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the past 15 years, prescription opioid abuse has reached epidemic levels. Researchers investigating why abusers favor one prescription medication over another have discovered that oxycodone and hydrocodone are the drugs of choice for 75 percent of opioid-dependent people. Oxycodone is the most popular drug over all, according to a study published in the journal PAIN, because of the high quality of the high for those who were after...

2013-11-29 13:15:30

A ground-breaking international collaborative survey, published today in Annals of Oncology, shows that more than half of the world's population live in countries where regulations that aim to stem drug misuse leave cancer patients without access to opioid medicines for managing cancer pain. The results from the Global Opioid Policy Initiative (GOPI) project show that more than 4 billion people live in countries where regulations leave cancer patients suffering excruciating pain....

2013-11-20 23:22:52

Modern Medical, a Healthcare Solutions company, today announced outcomes for its Opioid Defense Manager™ (ODM) program. Launched in November 2012, ODM is Modern Medical’s managed care program to stop the rising opioid abuse in the workers’ compensation industry by reducing inappropriate drug use and still maintaining the necessary balance to provide pain relief for the claimant. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 Modern Medical, a Healthcare Solutions company, today announced...

2013-11-15 23:21:50

Healthesystems will preview an innovative suite of data visualization tools at the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference and Expo, November 20-22. The suite includes an innovative and highly intuitive risk management dashboard that provides workers’ compensation payers with actionable intelligence on the most critical drug therapy risks in their claims population. Las Vegas, Nev. (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Healthesystems, a leading provider of pharmacy and ancillary...

2013-11-14 11:36:51

Significant variation in use shown in different regions of the country; hospitals that had higher prescribing rates also had higher rates of adverse events Amid a growing climate of concern regarding the overuse of opioid pain medications, a comprehensive analysis of more than 1 million hospital admissions has found that over 50 percent of all nonsurgical patients were prescribed opioids during their hospitalizations -- often at very high doses -- and that more than half of those exposed...

2013-11-12 23:21:22

Most users of opioids for pain don't have a problem with them. People at risk of becoming addicted to opioids are those who are likely to become addicted to another substance. Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Sometimes the best way to ease pain is with the type of prescription painkiller known as an opioid. Despite their "addictive" reputation in the media, the majority of people use opioids safely and without addition, reports the November 2013 Harvard Health Letter....


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