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AI may help predict opioid use disorder: University of Alberta

Article content Artificial intelligence could be used by clinicians and policy makers to predict opioid use disorder, new research from the University of Alberta shows. Article content Opioid use disorder occurs when patients’ regular use of opioids is more than wanted or intended, leading to harms such as addiction, overdose and death. Article content By […]

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Canada

Inside a Fredericton opioid program, where dozens of people ‘are

Stephen Menard found himself struggling while trying to get medical care for his chronic pain. But 18 months ago, he says he found himself a “godsend.” River Stone Recovery Centre in downtown Fredericton opened in July 2020 and started an injectable opioid agonist treatment program in October of that year.  The program allows participants with […]

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Business

FDA could approve over-the-counter nasal spray, autoinjectors to treat opioid overdoses

Naloxone, packaged with instructions, is one of the items given out by the Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition outreach workers. Amy Davis | Baltimore Sun | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday indicated it might approve over-the-counter nasal sprays and autoinjectors that prevent opioid overdoses, part of its efforts to expand access to […]

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US

Hundreds of patients left without medications after Kennebunk doctor arrested

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Finance

Drugstore group CVS agrees $5bn opioid settlement

US drugstore group CVS Health has agreed to pay about $5bn to settle all outstanding lawsuits over its prescription of powerful opioid painkillers. It is the first settlement by a pharmacy chain linked to their role in the opioids crisis in the US, which has led to hundreds of thousands of deaths in the country […]

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US

Pharmacist hopes to get life saving drug in every household in Adel community

If there are a few things Sumpter Pharmacy owner Leslie Herron loves, it’s Adel and the people who live there. It’s part of why she’s hoping to get Narcan, which is used to treat narcotic overdoses during emergencies, into the homes of everyone throughout the community. The other reason is because she knows how life-saving […]

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Science

Mental health, opioid crisis and environment top municipal issues, say northern Ontario students | CBC News

For Nipissing University student Jared Gagne the mental health and homelessness crisis is the most important municipal election issue in North Bay, Ont. “These people are kind of left out to dry by our society, kind of left in the cracks,” said Gagne, who studies history and political science at the university in North Bay. […]

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Business

Biden administration awards $1.5 billion to fight opioid crisis

US President Joe Biden speaks about the DISCLOSE Act at the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC on September 20, 2022. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images The Biden administration announced Friday it is awarding $1.5 billion in grants to help states, territories and tribal lands combat the opioid crisis. The […]

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Canada

Every death is personal on the frontlines of Yukon’s opioid crisis | CBC Radio

Diane Nolan stays up late every night, unable to rest or relax, scared that she could lose her child. A month ago, Nolan got a call that her daughter, 35, had overdosed while her partner was doing the dishes. She spent nine days in the Whitehorse General Hospital, but she survived. Now, without support, Nolan […]

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Entertainment

Fentanyl ODs rise to 18 in Yellowstone Co.; at least 47 total in Montana

Fentanyl is suspected of killing 18 people in Yellowstone County so far this year, and the Billings Police Department is putting the city on alert. Along with the fentanyl deaths, at least 159 other people are suspected to have overdosed on the synthetic opioid, according to a statement released by the department Tuesday. The announcement […]