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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 ... read more

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 ... read more

Opioid crisis stakeholders share suggestions with Doug Jones at Birmingham roundtable

Besides more funding, those on the front lines of the opioid addiction crisis said Friday they need help from Montgomery and Washington and better data collection efforts to combat the epidemic ... ... read more

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Opioids could be dangerous, deadly at high doses

"Opioid abuse is growing exponentially," said Alva O. Ferdinand, Dr.PH, J.D., assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of ... inform policy to combat the epidemic. Pharmacists ... read more

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

... helping communities in four of the nation's hardest-hit states across Appalachia combat the opioid epidemic. The pilot program will deliver much needed front-line tools to help prevent opioid ... read more

Rep. Griffith releases e-newsletter for week of July 18

It earned the support of many of our nation’s leading advocacy groups, many of whom are on the front lines of the fight against the epidemic. Interestingly ... as part of our ongoing efforts to combat ... read more

City receives $1M for first responders through US Mayors Challenge

HUNTINGTON — The city of Huntington is a winner of the 2018 U.S. Mayor's Challenge, receiving $1 million to provide in-house mental health services to first responders on the front lines of ... ... read more

On Capitol Hill, Mayors Urge Greater Federal Support to Combat Nation's Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at a National League of Cities (NLC) briefing on Capitol Hill, three mayors from diverse communities around the country described steps they are taking ... read more

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

One in twelve physicians - and nearly one in five family medicine physicians - accepted payments from pharmaceutical companies related to opioids ... and advancing safe opioid prescribing education on ... read more

New York State's largest health system publishes first-hand look at the growing opioid crisis

"It is so important to have these discussions about opioids and what we need to do as a health system to stop this epidemic," said Sandeep Kapoor ... while also educating students at the Zucker School ... read more

UAB School of Dentistry on front lines of combating opioid epidemic

While America fights a crippling opioid crisis, Alabama is challenged on an unparalleled scale. Ranked No. 1 in the nation in opioid prescriptions per capita with a 269 percent increase in overdose ... read more

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