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Commentary: 5 myths about opioids

Commentary: 5 myths about opioids Adriane Fugh-Berman Chicago Tribune 22 January 2018 When I was in medical training in the 1980s, physicians were taught that opioids were useful but dangerous drugs that should be used only for severe injuries, after surgery or in terminally ill patients...

The Wrong Way to Treat Opioid Addiction

The Wrong Way to Treat Opioid Addiction Maia Szalavitzjan The New York Times 17 January 2018 Before Joe Thompson switched treatments for his opioid addiction, he was a devoted stay-at-home father, caring for his infant son after his wife returned to work. His recovery was aided by the an...

Abuse Deterrent Coalition submit comments for consideration on Docket No. CMS-2017-0157, "Medicare Program: Contract Year 2019 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Cost Plan, Medicare Fee-for-Service, the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs, and the PACE Program."

The ADC is a forum of abuse-deterrent formulation technology innovators, patient and issue associations and pharmaceutical manufacturers created to educate the public, policy makers and related regulatory agencies on the importance of abuse-deterrent (AD) opioids technologies utilized in the fight a...

An Opioid Remedy That Works: Treat Pain And Addiction At The Same Time

An Opioid Remedy That Works: Treat Pain And Addiction At The Same Time John Daley Colorado Public Radio via The Washington Post 8 January 2018 Seven years ago, Robert Kerley, who makes his living as a truck driver, was loading drywall when a gust of wind knocked him off the trailer. Kerl...

Scientists are one step closer to creating safer, more effective opioids

Scientists are one step closer to creating safer, more effective opioids Angelica LaVito CNBC 4 January 2018 Scientists are one step closer to creating opioids that relieve pain in a safer, more effective way. Researchers from the University of North Carolina and collaborators from...

Downsizing vocabulary by the CDC shows a desire to manipulate messages

Downsizing vocabulary by the CDC shows a desire to manipulate messages DR. Lynn R. Webster The Hill 28 December 2017 In 1972, George Carlin introduced us to "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television" in a monologue. These words weren't officially banned, but Carlin was testing the bou...