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opioid « Berman Institute Bioethics Bulletin

Listen now as our Travis Rieder joins the APA’s Medical Mind podcast to describe his experience of opioid withdrawal after a serious accident and outline a bioethical framework for opioid prescribing

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Research suggests some are seeking out painkillers when what they really need is Prozac

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Our Travis Rieder shares his harrowing experience with opioid withdrawal and his difficulties in finding a clinician to help him safely navigate the process

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Can virtual reality really soothe pain? Jo Marchant meets the doctors who say yes, and who hope this is a solution for the country consuming 80 per cent of the world’s opioid supply: the United States of America

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The Cherokee Nation is suing top drug distributors and pharmacies — including Wal-Mart — alleging they profited greatly by “flooding” communities in Oklahoma with prescription painkillers, leading to the deaths of hundreds of tribal members

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Many primary care doctors no longer liberally prescribe opioid painkillers such as oxycodone, fentanyl and hydrocodone for back pain, migraines and other chronic conditions. Instead, they are increasingly turning to alternative medications and non-drug options such as acupuncture and physical therapy

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Inside a community on the front lines of the opioid epidemic. Officer Sean Brinegar arrived at the house first — “People are coming here and dying,” the 911 caller had said — and found a man and a woman panicking. Two people were dead inside, they told him

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Brendan Saloner, at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, said the Republican proposal includes changes that will allow insurance companies and state Medicaid plans to turn away drug users

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