Tag Archives: Opioid

Viewpoints: Doctors Can Play Big Role In Slowing Opioid Epidemic; Rise In Gun Suicides Demands Smart Policies

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. Los Angeles Times: Want To Reduce Opioid Use? Nudge The Doctors Who Prescribe Them  An Orange County doctor was arrested by federal authorities in December on suspicion of illegally prescribing narcotics, “flooding Southern California with huge quantities of opioids,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.… Read More »

Viewpoints: Forget The Tough Love Policy During Opioid Epidemic And Really Help Sufferers; Think Climate Change Won’t Make Us Sick? Think Again.

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and others. The Washington Post: The Incredibly Unpopular Idea That Could Stem Opioid Deaths  Prescription heroin? Remember, I said you might not like the solution. I don’t like it, either — and frankly, neither do the drug policy researchers who told me it may be necessary.… Read More »

U.S. regulators snip red tape for medical devices to curb opioid crisis

(Reuters) – Laura Perryman expected her medical company, Stimwave Technologies Inc, would have to wait several years for its painkilling device to win U.S. approval as a treatment for chronic migraines. FILE PHOTO: A sign reads “Drug testing in session,” on the bathroom door of an outpatient treatment center in Indiana, Pennsylvania, U.S. on August… Read More »