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A California doctor is facing murder charges following the death of three of her patients, all of whom were died as a result of prescription drug overdoses.
Many health care professionals (HCPs) have easy access to controlled medications and the diversion and abuse of drugs among this group may be as high as 10%.
Opioids are a mainstay of care in the critical care unit, but their use frequently causes constipation which can lead to adverse outcomes including delayed feeding and later discharge from the ICU.
New Johns Hopkins research suggests that providing housing contingent on drug abstinence to inner-city opioid abusers leaving a detoxification program significantly increases their chances of remaining drug-free six months later.
Opioid-dependent individuals who want to kick the habit typically begin the road to recovery with detoxification.
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