Blog Posts - Opioids



FDA warns of fatal risks from mixing opioids and sedatives

Health officials are warning doctors and patients about the potentially fatal consequences of mixing prescription painkillers and popular sedatives like Valium and Xanax, which can lead to breathing problems, coma and death. Read more here: CBC |...
by Celebrity gossip news on Aug 31, 2016

OPIOID EPIDEMIC - Prince's Overdose

"Prince's fentanyl overdose gives new urgency to opioid epidemic" PBS NewsHour 6/2/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  The opioid epidemic sweeping the nation once more took center stage after law enforcement officials revealed that music icon Prince's death i...
by Mage Soapbox on Jun 6, 2016

Fentanyl and other opioids for chronic pain put patients on a dangerous slope

Prince’s death from an overdose of fentanyl is a high-profile example of what happens thousands of times every year among people with chronic pain. Read more here: CBC | Health News...
by Celebrity gossip news on Jun 3, 2016

Revised Drug Wheel

Know your chemicals.
by Addiction Inbox on May 27, 2016

Side effects of opioids

Side effects of opioids – Analgesics bearings # 2 and # 3 have the same side effects: nausea, vomiting, and constipation and dry mouth. Side effects of opioids Some recommendations, however, can prevent or diminish the importance of the side ef...
by Global Health on May 16, 2016

Atkinson Law Office Wins Minnesota's First Work Related Medical Marijuana Case!

Earlier this year, I wrote a blog article about the expansion of medical marijuana as a tool for treating chronic pain and muscle spasm.  For those who are new to the changes in Minnesota law, in 2015 medical marijuana use was exp...

CDC Publishes Guidelines on Prescribing Opioids For Chronic Pain

On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published guidelines for doctors on prescribing opioids for chronic pain. The guidelines urges doctors to avoid prescribing opiate painkillers for chronic pain patients and in...
by Recovery Advocates on Mar 16, 2016

Physical Therapy Over Opioids

The post Physical Therapy Over Opioids appeared first on Geaux to Physical Therapy℠. © Monique Serpas PT, DPT, OCS. All Rights Reserved. Opioid abuse and resulting drug addiction have become such an issue that presidential candidates are talking...
by Geaux to Physical Therapy on Jan 23, 2016

Neurologists Urge Caution With Opioids For Non-Cancer Use

The Los Angeles Times reports that patients on opioid painkillers for chronic pain unrelated to cancer, such as headaches, may face a situation where the risks of taking the medications outweigh the benefits. The paper notes that patients “are mo...
by P.I.S.S.D. on Nov 2, 2015

Naloxone Now More Accessible in Ohio

Between 2000 and 2012, drug overdose deaths in Ohio rose 366%. Due to the dramatic increase in opiate-related deaths, Ohio has passed a new health legislation to increase the accessibility of naloxone, an antidote to opioid overdose. The bill allows...
by Recovery Advocates on Jul 20, 2015

Saving Lives By Increasing Access to the Treatment Drug Naxolone

Naloxone is a drug used in emergencies to save the lives of those in the middle of a heroin overdose. When used on someone experiencing an overdose, this medicine temporarily blocks the opiate effects, allowing a person to breathe again long enough f...
by Recovery Advocates on Apr 10, 2015

Types of Counseling and Their Roles in Addiction Treamtment

Some people might underestimate the power of counseling and how important of a role it plays in opioid addiction treatment.  A person who has detoxed from opioids is still at risk for relapse.  Some factors that might increase the urge to use drugs...
by Recovery Advocates on Jan 6, 2015

How the World Health Organization Is Helping with the Opiate Addiction Crisis

The emergency drug known as Naloxone is a potentially lifesaving treatment to use on someone who is in the middle of a heroin overdose. In areas around the country, including New York and Massachusetts, police officers are learning how to use the dru...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 3, 2014

FDA Approval Of “New” Painkiller Called Zohydro™ Is Insane!

The FDA gave the thumbs up for Zohydro™ (hydrocodone bitartrate) even though an FDA panel recommended against approval. In addition, politicians in almost 40 states tried to get the FDA to rescind approval. Why? The drug belongs to a class... Read...
by Renovating Your Mind on Jun 17, 2014

FDA approves new hand-held auto-injector to reverse opioid overdose

FDA NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: April 3, 2014 Media Inquiries: Sandy Walsh, 301-796-4669, sandy.walsh@fda.hhs.gov Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA First naloxone treatment specifically designed to be given by family members or caregiv...

Heroin Addiction Warps Brain's Ability to Change

Published: Nov 14, 2013 By Cole Petrochko, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Action Points Note that this study was published as an abstract and presented at a conference. These data and conclusions should be considered to be preliminary until publis...
by Hepatitis C Research and News on Nov 15, 2013

Characterizing and improving HIV and hepatitis knowledge among primary prescription opioid abusers

Drug and Alcohol Dependence Article in Press Kelly E. Dunn, Kathryn A. Saulsgiver, Mollie E. Patrick, Sarah H. Heil, Stephen T. Higgins, Stacey C. Sigmon, Received 27 June 2013; received in revised form 8 August 2013; accepted 9 August 2013. publish...
by Hepatitis C Research and News on Sep 30, 2013

Addiction to… Medicine?!?

Prescription opioids – drugs that work similarly to opium, including OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet and others – are the number-one cause …Continue reading »...
by Harmonia Philosophica on May 23, 2013

Long-term and/or Higher Doses of Opioid Use Linked to Erectile Dysfunction

Using Opioids for back pain management is common nowadays. However, in addition to potential adverse effects such as constipation, abnormal pain sensitivity, nausea, constriction of pupil, and some others, studies also showed linked to lower testoste...

The real reason doctors become doctors--MONEY

I live in a rural area and have traveled all over my state to see doctors.  As you probably know if you read my blogs (and if you don't, welcome to my blog!) I live in poverty and rely on Social Security Disability.  They pay very little, a...


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