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Ellison: State, localities reach agreement on distributing $300M in opioid settlement

Pioneer Press 08 Dec 2021
drug distributors in connection to the nation’s opioid painkiller addiction crisis ... into whether the distributors failed to screen and stop suspicious drug orders, and whether Johnson & Johnson misled patients and doctors about the addictive nature of opioid painkillers ... About 5,500 Minnesotans died as a result of the addiction crisis, Ellison said.
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Updated Ogden Regional unit provides long-term support for substance abuse

Ogden Standard Examiner 08 Dec 2021
Some patients, he said, have stayed at the facility for 30 to 90 days ... “We also have doctors, addiction doctors and psychiatrists who are available seven days a week, and that’s pretty unique.” ... They get addicted and gradually increase the dosage and oftentimes they obtain them illegally and move to heroin because it’s cheaper for them to get.” ... .
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America’s first opioid crisis grew out of the carnage of the Civil War

Stars and Stripes 07 Dec 2021
He had a brother who was a doctor ... Since then he had become addicted to opioids ... Doctors had been aware of the danger of opioid addiction well before the Civil War, Jones said ... Addicts felt helpless ... On the advice of other doctors, he said, he began to take opium for his ailments and, to his dismay, soon became addicted.
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Minnesota state and local governments reach agreement on $300M opioid settlement

Duluth News Tribune 07 Dec 2021
drug distributors in connection to the nation’s opioid painkiller addiction crisis ... into whether the distributors failed to screen and stop suspicious drug orders, and whether Johnson & Johnson misled patients and doctors about the addictive nature of opioid painkillers ... ADDICTION.
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Health briefs

Herald-Standard 06 Dec 2021
MVH offering vaccine to children ... n Thursday, Dec. 9 ... The three COVID-19 testing centers at Centerville Clinics are at Uniontown Family Doctors on McClellandtown Road, Washington Family Doctors on Highland Avenue, and the Joseph A ... Addiction recovery. n “There is Hope,” an addiction recovery ministry, meets via Zoom and in-person Mondays from 6.30 p.m.
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Matthew in the Middle | Best streaming options of 2021

Times Standard 05 Dec 2021
It’s the story of Purdue Pharma and their wonder-drug OxyContin, an opiate “with less than 1% addiction rate.” It stars Michael Keaton as a small-town Virginia doctor who prescribes OxyContin to his coal miner patients with pain and the horrors that follow. This show will break your heart as addicts will lie, cheat and steal to get their next fix ... .
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From addiction, prison and sleeping in bus to store manager

Herald-Standard 05 Dec 2021
His time as an inmate at the Livingston Parish Detention Center had transformed him, from a man lost in the throes of opioid addiction to a survivor filled with deep faith ... A doctor prescribed oxycodone after Blanton received an MRI, and Blanton was soon addicted ... From that moment on, his addiction subsided.
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America's first opioid crisis grew out of the carnage of the Civil War

Union Leader 04 Dec 2021
He had a brother who was a doctor ... Since then he had become addicted to opioids ... Doctors had been aware of the danger of opioid addiction well before the Civil War, Jones said ... Addicts felt helpless ... On the advice of other doctors, he said, he began to take opium for his ailments and, to his dismay, soon became addicted.
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Opioid overdoses strain Colorado hospitals alongside pandemic

Fox31 Denver 04 Dec 2021
opioid addiction ... Donald Stader, an emergency room and addiction doctor at Swedish Medical Center, says they are doing all they can to help curb opioid addiction ... The peer support-specialist effort is a pilot program connecting those who may be struggling with those who have overcome addiction.
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Lira crash slams Turkey’s factories, farmers and retailers

Al Jazeera 03 Dec 2021
Istanbul, TurkeyTurkey’s lira crisis is threatening to put Mehmet Sapci’s 86-year-old pharmaceutical company out of business ... “And because imports are affected by the exchange rate, it’s a real problem for us right now to produce medicine ... Murad Sezer/Reuters] ... He likened Erdogan’s economic plan to a doctor ordering an addict to go cold turkey ... .
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Why Iowa’s medical cannabis dispensaries are seeking to sell smokable marijuana

The Hawk Eye 02 Dec 2021
Last in an occasional series ... More ... More ... But after one particularly bad three-week bout last February, she asked her doctor about trying THC instead. She said she always worried about the highly addictive nature of the pills she had been taking. The Des Moines resident said her doctor gladly gave her an application for an Iowa medical cannabidiol card.
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Most New Jerseyans Would Choose Non-Opioid Alternatives To Reduce Pain

Victoria Advocate 01 Dec 2021
"Many people overdosing on opioids likely developed their addiction after being given prescription opioids by their doctors and dentists," according to Angelo Valente, Executive Director of PDFNJ, "What has New Jersey done differently?� New Jersey was the first state to require ...
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In Fresno's meth hell, there's no antidote

Henry Herald 30 Nov 2021
"Methamphetamine, it is such an addictive drug," says Burk ... And it produces a high that becomes addicting ... "Meth these days is more addicting than it was back then," Chapman says ... "Meth addicts will listen a bit more to a recovering drug addict than they might to a doctor who's never walked in their shoes," Barrera tells CNN.
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Maryland lawmakers to weigh decriminalizing needles and other drug paraphernalia

Finger Lakes Times 30 Nov 2021
“Criminalizing paraphernalia is one way to push the people suffering from addiction further into the shadows.” ... Carter said she was surprised that opposition emerged “at the eleventh hour” because the bill had broad support from doctors and addiction experts.
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Mental health experts will assist state troopers as they respond to crisis calls in groundbreaking ...

NJ dot com 30 Nov 2021
“In modern times, we ask law enforcement officers to undertake roles they never expected when choosing to serve—marriage counselor, addiction specialist, social worker. And increasingly, officers are asked to act like doctors and psychiatrists, determining what drug a person may ...
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