Dentists Retooling Anti-Opioid Initiatives


Anti-Opioid - Dentists Retooling When there is much discussion about anti-opioid, you may not immediately think of dentistry. Yet in the 1990s, dentists were the top clinical prescriber of opioids. With a number of innovative and educational initiatives, prescriptions ordered by dentists dropped more than 50 percent by 2012, according to There can be lessons learned by dentists and a...

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Synthetic cannabinoids: big trouble Synthetic cannabinoids, with many nicknames such as K2, has similar chemical components as marijuana, but is much more powerful. It is a growing problem in the U.S, with reports of users experiencing overdoses that have led to severe illness or death. Synthetic cannabinoids represent a class of designer drugs that includes psychoactive chemicals spr...

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Chemo resistance Chemotherapy refers to the many drugs that are used to treat cancer in millions of patients.  But chemo resistance – when the body fights those often powerful medications  – is a big challenge for researchers and physicians trying to help patients, as well as the sickness itself that chemotherapy generates. Cancer is usually managed in different ways. That could...

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As the U.S. struggles with an opioid epidemic, government officials, doctors and patients are confronting drugs too heavily used and sometimes too often prescribed. Everyone is searching for opioid alternatives for patients, many of whom are coping with intense pain. An estimated 91 million people were prescribed opiate painkillers in this country, and 2 million people suffer from substance abu...

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One of the most important things you should consider when are taking medications, herbs or just about anything is how they interact with each other, and whether they can have complications that can harm you. The danger is that with different types of medications even regular doses may become an overdose, depending on the interaction. It’s important that everyone learns about their medicati...

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