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US Drug Overdose Deaths Down For First Time In 30 Years

The number of US deaths from drug overdoses fell last year by more than 5%. While the number is perhaps modest, it's the first time the figure has .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJul 18th, 2019

Lawley, Arxcel team up on prescription drug costs

Lawley is once again growing its employee benefits practice, this time through a partnership with national prescription drugs consultant Arxcel. The two Buffalo-based organizations have worked together informally for years to help employers manage .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 4th, 2019

Fatal drug overdoses involving cocaine surge by over 52% — here’s why

One major change in recent years appears to be the primary driver for cocaine-related deaths......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 4th, 2019

Meth Is Back With A Vengeance

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that opioid-related deaths are starting to plateau, officials fret a surge in methamphetamine-related deaths could contribute to the next leg up in the American drug overdose.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeMar 19th, 2019

Metha Is Back With A Vengeance

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that opioid-related deaths are starting to plateau, officials fret a surge in methamphetamine-related deaths could contribute to the next leg up in the American drug overdose.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeMar 19th, 2019

Methamphetamine Back With a Vengeance: U.S. Drug Officials Warn

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that opioid-related deaths are starting to plateau, officials fret a surge in methamphetamine-related deaths could contribute to the next leg up in the American drug overdose.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeMar 19th, 2019

Capitol Report: Prescription drug prices aren’t rising — they’re falling for the first time in 47 years

Here’s a shocker: The cost of prescription drugs are falling for the first time in 47 years. Let’s take a look under this hood......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 12th, 2019

Addiction counselor creates smartphone app to thwart ODs

A former heroin user, who says he now has years of sobriety behind him, has created a smartphone app that will connect drug users with volunteers who will meet them, overdose-reversing medication in hand, to make sure they survive their use......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMar 2nd, 2019

Earth just hit a terrifying milestone for the first time in more than 800,000 years — and it could be bad news for cities

AP In April, for the first time in recorded history, the average monthly level of CO2 in the atmosphere exceeded 410 parts per million (ppm). This trend could lead to tens of thousands of pollution-related deaths and makes n.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 8th, 2018

Earth has crossed a scary threshold for the first time in more than 800,000 years, and it could lead to tens of thousands of deaths

Kevin Frayer/Getty Images Monthly average atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have topped 410 ppm for the first time in more than 800,000 years, according to recent research. There's good reason to think this will have disastrous effects .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 9th, 2018

6 US states accuse opioid maker Purdue of fueling overdoses

Six U.S. states on Tuesday sued the maker of the opioid OxyContin of using deceptive marketing to boost drug sales that fueled opioid overdose deaths......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMay 15th, 2018

Health plan uses team approach to face opioid addiction

The numbers tell the story for themselves – of the 64,000 drug-overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2016, three quarters were caused by opioids, according to the Centers for Disease Control. And recent reports from the CDC show opioid overdoses increased.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 11th, 2018

We"re about to get more information on the first positive Alzheimer"s trial in years — here"s what you need to know (BIIB)

In July, drugmakers Biogen and Eisai announced positive results to its experimental Alzheimer's drug, known as BAN2401. It was the first time in years that the pha.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 25th, 2018

Demi Lovato vows to "keep fighting" addiction in first post since a suspected overdose

Jason Merritt/Getty Images for NARAS Pop star Demi Lovato has spoken out for the first time since a suspected drug overdose last month.  Lovato wrote on Instagram that addiction is not something "that disappears or fades with time.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 5th, 2018

A Kentucky physician who "became a drug dealer with a medical license" has been found responsible for the deaths of 2 of his patients

Former Kentucky physician Roy Reynolds, 69, was convicted on 15 charges of illegally prescribing controlled substances.  He was sentenced to four years and t.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 13th, 2018

Fentanyl use drove drug overdose deaths to a record high in 2017, CDC estimates

Synthetic opiates including fentanyl drove most of the increase, but there are signs that deaths may have peaked......»»

Category: topSource: washpostAug 15th, 2018

Brainstorm Health: Elephant Gene and Cancer, Drug Overdose Deaths, Glaxo HIV Injection

Brainstorm Health Daily: August 15, 201.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneAug 15th, 2018

U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths Rose to a Record 72,000 Last Year, CDC Says

Drug overdoses are now a leading cause of American death. The latest Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates on U.S. drug overdoses are grim: A record 71,.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneAug 15th, 2018

​Bleak new estimates in drug epidemic: A record 72,000 overdose deaths in 2017

Analysts pointed to two major reasons for the increase: A growing number of Americans are using opioids, and drugs are becoming more deadly......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 16th, 2018

Death Of A Nation: Drug Overdose Deaths Jump To Record 72,000 Last Year

Death Of A Nation: Drug Overdose Deaths Jump To Record 72,000 Last Year.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeAug 17th, 2018

Weight-loss drug Belviq seems safe for heart, study finds

For the first time, a drug has been shown to help people lose weight and keep it off for several years without raising their risk for heart problems — a safety milestone that may encourage wider use to help curb the obesity epidemic......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsAug 26th, 2018