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Cincinnati Jail Offers MAT for Inmates with Opioid Addictions

Many people who live life in recovery talk about the alternatives to staying sober; jails, institutions, or death. In Cincinnati, a new spark of hope and resources within the prison itself are setting out to change these options. Medication-assisted treatment for addicted inmates creates hope inside of jail and can help inmates when they leave,

2019-06-20T15:55:34+00:00Tags: , , , , , , , , |
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Attorneys Want to Consolidate Thousands of Opioid Lawsuits

Across the US, hundreds of attorneys representing cities, counties, states and small towns, have filed lawsuits against opioid makers (such as Perdue Pharma) and distributors (including such everyday names as Walgreens. All of these lawsuits point blame at the various players for helping escalate the opioid addiction epidemic and seek monetary compensation. Now, attorneys have

2019-06-17T16:05:08+00:00Tags: , , , , , , , |
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Purdue’s Emails Reveal Disdain for Addicted

Recently released emails from a trial in Connecticut show that Purdue Pharma, the manufacturers of the highly addictive painkiller Oxycontin, blamed patients for their addiction. The documents were released by the Connecticut State Attorney’s Office in the face of ongoing litigation against the pharmaceutical company. “Abusers aren’t victims; they are victimizers,” a 2001 email from

2019-05-08T18:08:48+00:00Tags: , , , , , |
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Study Shows Narcan is Most Effect Opioid-Antagonist

A research study recently released by NIDA (the National Institute on Drug Abuse) found that improvised medical devices that deliver naloxone intranasally are significantly less effective when it comes to administering high enough doses of the opioid-antagonist drug. Narcan injections and FDA-approved nasal naloxone, the research shows, tend to apply the correct dosages correctly more

2019-04-05T12:22:45+00:00Tags: , , , , , |
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