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Research & Reviews  14 results

Abuse/Misuse of Prescription Medications in Older Adults.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cger.2021.07.004
Clinics in Geriatric Medicine; Ates Bulut E, Isik AT

Nov 20th, 2021 - The world population is aging due to increasing life expectancy. The rate of drug use increases, and inappropriate prescribing is frequently encountered with advancing age. In addition, misuse and abuse of prescription drugs is a serious problem i...

Houston Cocktail: Driving under influence of hydrocodone, alprazolam, and carisoprodol.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2021.110819
Forensic Science International; Lee D, Stout P et. al.

May 9th, 2021 - Concurrent use of opioids, benzodiazepines, and skeletal muscle relaxants potentiates the drug effect and respiratory depression via interactions of μ-opioid and GABAA receptors. In the early 2000s when abuse of prescription drugs began to spike, ...

Prevention of lethal opioid overdose in the community
https://www.uptodate.com//contents/prevention-of-lethal-opioid-overdose-in-the-community
Phillip Coffin

INTRODUCTION Drug overdose, principally due to opioids, is rising in many developed countries; in the United States, drug overdose has been the leading cause of injury-related death since 2009, with opioid overdose alone the leading cause in 2016 ...

Pain Control in the Presence of Drug Addiction.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11916-016-0561-0
Current Pain and Headache Reports; Vadivelu N, Lumermann L et. al.

Apr 14th, 2016 - Drug addiction is present in a significant proportion of the population in the USA and worldwide. Drug addiction can occur with the abuse of many types of substances including cocaine, marijuana, stimulants, alcohol, opioids, and tranquilizers. Th...

Variation among states in prescribing of opioid pain relievers and benzodiazepines--Uni...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsr.2014.09.001
Journal of Safety Research; Paulozzi LJ, Mack KA et. al.

Dec 3rd, 2014 - Overprescribing of opioid pain relievers (OPR) can result in multiple adverse health outcomes, including fatal overdoses. Interstate variation in rates of prescribing OPR and other prescription drugs prone to abuse, such as benzodiazepines, might ...

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News  8 results

Dentistry and the Opioid Epidemic
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/867751

Aug 26th, 2016 - Pain Relief and Dental Procedures In the United States, drug overdose is the leading cause of injury-related death. Mortality rates from drug overdose more than doubled during 1999-2013, from 6.0 per 100,000 population in 1999 to 13.8 in 2013.[1] ...

ED 'Ideal Setting' to Screen Youth for Prescription Drug Abuse
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/813575

Oct 31st, 2013 - About 10% of adolescents and young adults who present to the emergency department (ED) report nonmedical use of prescription opioids or sedatives during the past year, new research shows. A retrospective study conducted by investigators at Washing...

SAMHSA Report: Good and Bad News on Drug Use in America
https://www.staging.medscape.com/viewarticle/810495

Sep 5th, 2013 - The newly released 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) contains both good and bad news this year, especially with regard to adolescents and teens. R...

Group refines existing opioid misuse risk assessment tool
https://www.mdedge.com/psychiatry/article/58950/neurology/group-refines-existing-opioid-misuse-risk-assessment-tool
Naseem S. Miller

May 28th, 2013 - FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. – Analysis of data from more than 13,000 patients at a large pain management practice shows that a self-reported history of sexual abuse and issues with anger, impairment of life control, marital status, and level of educatio.

Sharp Rise in Admissions From Benzo/Pain Med Combinations
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/776829

Dec 28th, 2012 - Admissions to substance abuse treatment programs by patients using a combination of benzodiazepines (benzos) and pain relievers have risen drastically over the past decade, according to a new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Servi...

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