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Most Doctors Are Ill-Equipped to Deal With the Opioid Epidemic. Few Medical Schools Teach Addiction.

BOSTON — To the medical students, the patient was a conundrum. According to his chart, he had residual pain from a leg injury sustained while working on a train track. Now he wanted an opioid stronger ... read more

Doctors Are So Ill-Trained To Fight Opioid Crisis Experts Say It’s Like ‘Trying To Fight World War II With Only Coast Guard’

The New York Times: Most Doctors Are Ill-Equipped To Deal With The Opioid Epidemic. Few Medical Schools Teach Addiction. To the medical students, the patient was a conundrum. According to his ... read more

Opioid addiction takes rising toll in workplace, but many firms still turn a blind eye

After a few hours in the hospital, he went back to work. As the opioid epidemic continues to rage across ... many employers have turned a blind eye to addiction among their workers, ill-equipped or un... read more

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As Opioid Epidemic Surges, Medical Schools Try To Keep Pace

A report in 2012 by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse revealed that medical schools devoted little time to teaching addiction medicine — only a few ... opioid epidemic is largely li... read more


Programs treat opioid addiction as illness, not crime

Options for addiction treatment were few and far between ... various facets of the opioid epidemic were pending in the General Assembly. When will it end? In the meantime, pastors are counseling famil... read more

Gov. Tom Wolf makes urgent call to pass measures curbing opioid addiction

He would like medical schools, as a condition of receiving state funding, to teach good painkiller prescribing practices. He wants to require that prescribers take refresher courses in the pros and co... read more

Connecting the dots: How the opioid epidemic affects suicide in teens and children

Now Nelson is working with county coroners across the nation to try to corroborate his theory, that trauma from the nation's opioid epidemic could help explain ... of his patients come from families w... read more

Dental Schools Add An Urgent Lesson: Think Twice About Prescribing Opioids

In 2012, dentists ranked fourth among medical specialties for their opioid prescribing rates, according to data from QuintilesIMS. It has made dentists targets for people "doctor ... Dental schools in ... read more

House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee Issues Testimony From Addiction Policy Forum

COMPREHENSIVE OPIOID RECOVERY ... of the most current research and best practices. Unless a medical school student has chosen to specialize in addiction treatment, providers typically enter the workfo... read more

As opioid epidemic grows, SouthCoast suburbs amp up their response

While New Bedford has long dealt with opioid addiction, the epidemic ... teach students about opioids. She also formed SADD or Students Against Destructive Decisions who can teach their peers about th... read more

Is Autism an “Epidemic” or Are We Just Noticing More People Who Have It?

In March the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the newly measured autism prevalences for 8-year-olds in the United States, and headlines roared about a “1 in 88 autism epidemic ... t... read more

Trump calls for liberation from 'scourge' of drug addiction

Trump's declaration, which will be effective for 90 days and can be renewed, will allow the government to redirect resources in various ways and to expand access to medical ... addiction,” he said. “W... read more



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