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Opioid Abuse

Prince, Gone 2 Soon, Spotlights the Complexities of Opioid Use

Melissa Franqui | Posted 06.07.2016 | Entertainment
Melissa Franqui

Amid longstanding speculation that Prince died of an overdose, last week, toxicology results confirmed that Prince tragically died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl. He is now one of nearly 19,000 Americans who die from opioid-based medication each year.

Yoga Hope for Addiction

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

The sad news of rockstar Prince's death was followed by reports that prescription opioids were found at the scene. The latest news reports Prince was ...

Confronting a Crisis: An Open Letter to America's Physicians On the Opioid Epidemic

Steven J. Stack | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Steven J. Stack

As physicians, we are on the front lines of an opioid epidemic that is crippling communities across the country. We must accept and embrace our professional responsibility to treat our patients' pain without worsening the current crisis. These are actions we must take as physicians individually and collectively to do our part to end this epidemic.

Opioid Misuse: America's Not So Silent Killer

Stampp Corbin | Posted 05.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Stampp Corbin

Isn't it time that the pharmaceutical industry and doctors be held to account for the opioid addiction crisis that is killing 51 people each day who are addicted to prescription opioids? If Prince's death begins that conversation, then his legacy will be much more than his music.

Painkiller Abuse Hits Close To Home For A Majority Of Americans

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON --More than half of Americans know someone who has abused prescription painkillers or died from an overdose, or has taken these medications...

Doctors Play A Role In The Opioid Addiction Epidemic, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 09.09.2015 | Science

We know how opioid addictions end: all too often, in death by overdose. About 16,000 Americans every year die of an overdose of opioid painkillers, su...

Florida Legislation Aimed At Opioid Abuse Tied To Dip In Prescriptions

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics

(Reuters Health) - Florida’s efforts to curb opioid abuse by registering pain clinics and electronically monitoring prescriptions may have helped re...

Worried About Popping Pills If You're a Superwoman?

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

There's no doubt that prescription drug abuse is a major problem in America, and it's escalating in epic proportions. Prescription drug abuse affects men, women and teens.