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SmartMoney 01/19/2019 10:17
It highlights how important systematic, accurate reporting of overdose deaths is in evaluating the severity of fentanyl’s involvement in the opioid crisis, she said.
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The reason for the increase is not known, but the new report hints at a link to the opioid epidemic.
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MedicineNet 01/19/2019 03:20
By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- More American infants are being born with their intestines outside of their bodies, and the disturbing trend might be linked to the opioid crisis, health officials reported Thursday.
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Researchers sketched a vivid line Friday linking the dollars spent by drugmakers to woo doctors around the country to a vast opioid epidemic that has led to tens of thousands of deaths.
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Detroit News (United States) 01/18/2019 20:43
More than 1,000 government entities have sued Purdue, along with other drugmakers and distributors, claiming they are partly culpable for a drug overdose crisis that resulted in a record 72,000 deaths in 2017.
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Fortune 01/18/2019 18:47
Researchers See Skyrocketing Opioid and Benzodiazepine Use.
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The combination of pharmaceutical marketing in combination with excessive inappropriate prescribing by physicians could be viewed as one of the root causes of the current opioid epidemic," Trecki wrote.
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Gizmodo 01/18/2019 18:05
Though recent years have seen a greater uptick of overdose deaths caused by illicit opioids like fentanyl, prescription opioids were involved in nearly 17,000 overdose deaths reported in 2017 (46 deaths a day), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Medical Marketing & Media 01/18/2019 17:25
In 2017, more than 49,000 people died from opioid overdoses, including prescription opioids and synthetic opioids like fentanyl, according to the National Institutes of Health.
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USAToday (United States) 01/18/2019 15:51
The third wave, still crashing over the country, started with a spike in deaths linked to powerful synthetic opioids, especially illicit fentanyl, in 2013, CDC data show.
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Still, overdoses from those medications killed nearly 18,000 people in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, even as illicit fentanyl has become the main driver of the opioid crisis.
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BIOENGINEER.ORG 01/18/2019 14:36
Counties that received more industry marketing saw an increase in opioid prescribing – and experienced higher opioid overdose deaths.
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The extent to which opioid marketing by pharmaceutical companies fueled the national opioid epidemic is at the center of more than 1,500 civil lawsuits around the country.
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Counties in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia have some of the highest opioid prescribing and highest opioid-related overdose rates in the country.
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Drudge Report 01/18/2019 12:37
A s efforts intensify to blunt the ongoing opioid crisis, a new study finds that increased marketing of the addictive painkillers to physicians resulted in more prescribing and, subsequently, more deaths from overdose.
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PR Newswire 01/18/2019 12:34
Each time we tackle a new disease outbreak or crisis, like Zika, Ebola and now the national opioid epidemic, we are reminded of the importance of a coordinated approach to solve the problem," added Dr. Engel.
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In a county-by-county analysis, they found that when drug companies increased their opioid marketing budgets by just $5.29 per 1,000 population, the number of opioid prescriptions written by doctors went up by 82 percent and the opioid death rate was 9 percent higher a year later.
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