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

There has been little addiction training in medical schools across the country, but a decades-long push may be changing that. The New York Times: Most Doctors Are Ill-Equipped To Deal With The Opioid ... read more

Few medical schools teach how to deal with opioid epidemic

So why did his urine test positive for two other drugs — cocaine and hydromorphone, a powerful opioid that doctors ... Though most medical schools now offer some education about opioids, only about 15 ... read more

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

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Opioids: Chasing the Wrong ‘Epidemic’

These are the people whom government policy is turning into scapegoats for the so-called “opioid epidemic ... because the nation must deal with its addiction crisis, and that they must be denied or ta... 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

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

Read Gov. Wolf’s address on the opioid epidemic

Gov. Tom Wolf is addressing a joint session of the state House and Senate as he seeks passages of bills to combat opioid and ... House and Senate as he seeks passages of bills to combat opioid and her... 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

Christie: Doctors key to cutting through opioid epidemic — yet some share blame

President Trump recently tapped Christie to lead a new federal commission on combating addiction ... medical providers about the opioid epidemic. “It’s appalling to me that there’s no requirement in m... read more

Cardinal Health Launches Opioid Action Program to Support Drug Abuse Prevention and Education in Appalachia

Partner with the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University to share medical school curricula that addresses opioid misuse and treatment through a collaboration with medical schools ... Addictio... read more



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