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UAB School of Dentistry on front lines of combating opioid epidemic

As opioid deaths add up to that of a commercial plane crash each day, leaders in the dental field tackle the issue. At the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry, professors are taking the lead in the dental field to combat the growing ... read more

One in 12 doctors accepts payment from pharmaceutical companies related to opioids

Credit: Boston Medical Center One in twelve physicians - and nearly one in five family medicine physicians - accepted payments from pharmaceutical companies related to opioids ... safe opioid prescribing education on the front lines." read more

America's opioid crisis reaches deadly new heights

The national opioid epidemic escalated in 2016 ... "My guess is that when all of the data are in that the [2017] trend line will be at least as steep as for 2016, if not steeper," Anderson said. While drug mortality has been increasing among all age ... read more

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On the front lines of the heroin epidemic, offering a lifesaving treatment

Deaths from opioid overdose are at an ... But a team of UAB researchers is taking action to respond. The group is led by Karen Cropsey, Psy.D., an associate professor in theUAB School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology. read more

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Kroger to offer heroin overdose antidote without prescription

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On the front lines of the heroin epidemic, offering a lifesaving treatment

Deaths from opioid overdose are at an ... But a team of UAB researchers is taking action to respond. The group is led by Karen Cropsey, Psy.D., an associate professor in theUAB School of MedicineDepartment of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology. read more


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