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See how many opioid pills were sold in your town

From the Washington Post Drilling into the DEA’s pain pill database For the first time, a database maintained by the Drug Enforcement Administration that tracks the path of every single pain pill sold in the United States — by manufacturers and distributors to pharmacies in every town and city — has been made public. The […]


Digital Therapy to Treat SUDs

From PsychiatryAdvisor Using Digital Therapeutics to Treat Substance Use Disorders More than 20 million adults struggle with a substance use disorder, according to data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shared by Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, […]


Prescription opioids may not be reason behind high overdose death for veterans

From UPI Heroin, synthetic opioids fuel veterans’ overdose spike, study says By Tauren Dyson The overprescription of opioids to reduce pain may not be driving the high overdose death for veterans, new findings show. Between 2010 and 2016, veteran deaths from opioid overdoses spiked 65 percent, according to a study published Wednesday in American Journal of […]


Opioid execs guilty of racketeering

From the New York Times. Top Executives of Insys, an Opioid Company, Are Found Guilty of Racketeering By Gabrielle Emanuel and Katie Thomas BOSTON — A federal jury on Thursday found the top executives of Insys Therapeutics, a company that sold a fentanyl-based painkiller, guilty of racketeering charges in a rare criminal prosecution that blamed corporate officials for […]


FDA approves generic naloxone

From the FDA. FDA approves first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose Agency is also taking new steps to support development of over-the-counter and additional generics of naloxone to help reduce opioid overdose deaths, increase access to emergency treatment For Immediate Release:          April 19, 2019 The U.S. Food and […]


Teachers & the opioid crisis in WV

From West Virginia University College of Education and Human Services West Virginia struggles with the highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the country. Children whose parents struggle with a substance use disorder bring experiences of neglect, trauma, and mental health issues to school. And teachers are seeing the effects in the classroom.   Within […]


Doctors charged with illegal opioid prescriptions

From the Washington Post. Doctors in five states charged with prescribing pain killers for cash, sex by Sari Horwitz and Scott Higham Dozens of medical professionals in five states were charged Wednesday with participating in the illegal prescribing of more than 32 million pain pills, including doctors who prosecutors said traded sex for prescriptions and […]