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DANIEL CAMERON: Hope in fight against opioid epidemic

The Daily Independent - Ashland 30 Jul 2021
Our office collaborated with attorneys general across the country to investigate how the distributors failed to fulfill their legal duty by shipping opioids to pharmacies that submitted suspicious drug orders and how Johnson & Johnson misled patients and doctors about the addictive nature of opioid drugs.
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Drug deaths in Scotland hit a new record high

The Times/The Sunday Times 30 Jul 2021
Frontline doctors and nurses said that SNP funding cuts, disjointed addiction services and the sudden halt to NHS support during the coronavirus ...
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Legitimate pain research is more crucial than ever

Frederick News-Post 30 Jul 2021
The damage from the opioid crisis extends beyond the harms of addiction and overdose. Some doctors say it also hurts people with chronic pain by derailing research intended to help them ... .
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Knowing the drawbacks of opioids, legitimate pain research is more crucial than ever

Kansas City Star 30 Jul 2021
The damage from the opioid crisis extends beyond the harms of addiction and overdose. Some doctors say it also hurts people with chronic pain by derailing research intended to help … Click to Continue » ... .
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Faye Flam: Legitimate pain research is more crucial than ever

Finger Lakes Times 29 Jul 2021
The damage from the opioid crisis extends beyond the harms of addiction and overdose. Some doctors say it also hurts people with chronic pain by derailing research intended to help them ... Some of the settlement money will go to addiction treatment, as the opioid addiction deaths are far from over.
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Sen. Susan Collins: We have a public health crisis within a public health crisis

Fosters 29 Jul 2021
Chief MacKenzie explained that one of his priorities has been to reduce the stigma surrounding opioid use in order to encourage those who are struggling with addiction to get help ... Another bill I have recently introduced would help hospitals hire and train more doctors in addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry, and pain management.
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Hope brought in fight against opioids

News Graphic 29 Jul 2021
... generals across the country to investigate how the distributors failed to fulfill their legal duty by shipping opioids to pharmacies that submitted suspicious drug orders and how Johnson & Johnson misled patients and doctors about the addictive nature of opioid drugs.
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Trial against opioid distributors wraps up in West Virginia

Times Union 29 Jul 2021
The lawsuit accused the companies of creating a “public nuisance” with the onslaught and ignoring the signs that the area was being ravaged by addiction. The companies have placed the responsibility on doctors writing prescriptions and say poor communication and pill quotas set by federal agents also were to blame.
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Attorney General Cameron announces $26 billion agreement with opioid distributors and manufacturer

Floyd County Chronicle 29 Jul 2021
This settlement comes as a result of investigations by state attorneys general into whether the three distributors fulfilled their legal duty to refuse to ship opioids to pharmacies that submitted suspicious drug orders and whether Johnson & Johnson misled patients and doctors about the addictive nature of opioid drugs.
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Does Medicare cover addiction treatment?

The Oregonian 28 Jul 2021
If your primary care doctor finds that you’re misusing alcohol, Medicare will cover four counseling sessions annually ... But you may owe copays of 20% of the Medicare-approved amount for addiction disorder treatment services you receive from doctors and other providers while you’re an inpatient.
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CKF Addiction Treatment announces partnership with Kansas healthcare providers

Salina Journal 28 Jul 2021
“So, for CKF, we are that bridge from primary care to addiction healthcare.” ...Increasing touch points, making it okay to talk about addiction as a healthcare need and that (for) patients struggling to go their primary care doctor, it’s okay to talk about it,” Eckels said of the future benefits of the model of care.
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Physician convicted of illegally prescribing opioids says the DEA has turned doctoring into ‘another aspect ...

Finger Lakes Times 28 Jul 2021
Joshi, 37, who lives in Chicago’s western suburbs but practices in northern Indiana (and is not to be confused with a pain doctor of the same name who works out of Vernon Hills), served 11 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to prescribing controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose.
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Fatal drug overdoses in Pa. soar by more than 600 during pandemic

Penn Live 28 Jul 2021
The number of prescriptions for opioids, while it did tick upward in 2020, remains 40% lower than in late 2016, when the state began monitoring opioid prescriptions and cracking down on doctors who overprescribe or run “pill mills,” and patients who “doctor shop” to feed an addiction.
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Arkansas receiving $216 million from drug manufacturers for their role in opioid epidemic

Fort Smith Times Record 28 Jul 2021
Far too many Arkansans have felt the impact of the opioid epidemic and while this agreement will not get loved ones back, it will help save lives through education and treatment of those battling addiction,” Rutledge said ... Johnson & Johnson was investigated whether they misled patients and doctors on how addictive opioid drugs are.
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Medical students begin careers amid pandemic, with white coats, high hopes and Narcan kits

The Polk County Standard Journal 28 Jul 2021
"I'm excited, a bit overwhelmed, knowing that I will be following in the path of giants," she said after hearing speeches about eminent doctors ... Jocelyn Watts, 31, a Temple University graduate from South Philadelphia, worked as a drug and alcohol counselor in the city and was inspired by the doctors trying to help patients overcome addiction.

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