Why Data About The Opioid Epidemic Is So Unreliable

Why Data About The Opioid Epidemic Is So Unreliable http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/08/the_opioid_epidemic_might_be_even_worse_than_we_realize.html Stalk Us:ShareClick to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...

FDA Acts to Reduce Harm from Opioid Drugs

The White House unveiled a multi-agency plan aimed at reducing the “epidemic” of prescription drug abuse in the U.S.—including an FDA-backed education program that zeros-in on reducing the misuse and misprescribing of opioids. Gil Kerlikowske, director of the White...

More accurate estimates of state opioid and heroin fatalities

Although opioid and heroin deaths have been rising dramatically in the U.S., the magnitude of the epidemic varies from state to state, as does the relative proportion of opioid vs heroin poisonings. Further complicating the picture is that up to one-quarter of all...

Combating Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Drugs: Q&A

Pharmacologist Michael Klein, Ph.D., is director of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Controlled Substance Staff.   During more than 30 years of federal service, he has amassed extensive experience with issues related to drug regulation, abuse, misuse, and...

Addiction: Misunderstood, Greatly Undertreated

Only about one in 10 people who need treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol receive it, according to a new report. Many who do receive treatment do not receive evidence-based care, according to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia...
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