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YORK, Pa. (WHTM) — The COVID-19 pandemic has consumed the attention of the healthcare industry and the media. But while COVID cases were surging in emergency rooms, so were opioid overdose cases in almost a third of the state, including one Midstate county. Overdose deaths in Pennsylvania are now almost at the level of their …

Addiction took the life of my daughter in 2015, just as it has so cruelly snuffed out so many other promising lights in North Carolina. By 2018, the efforts of devoted families, medical professionals and public servants to curb our state’s opioid crisis showed signs of traction. But the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt these efforts …

Singer Melissa Etheridge announced Wednesday that her and filmmaker Julie Cypher’s 21-year-old son Beckett Cypher, has died after losing his battle with opioid addiction.  “Today I joined the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost loved ones to opioid addiction. My son Beckett, who was just 21, struggled to overcome his addiction and finally …

(WJHL) – The American College of Emergency Physicians released a statement Tuesday congratulating several hospitals that were named to the Emergency Quality Network Honor Roll for “leading the way for how the nation cares for its emergency patients.” In the ACEP release, it states that 192 emergency departments participated in a “year-long learning collaborative that …

click to enlarge Wikimedia Commons A new UT Health San Antonio program will make addiction-treatment drugs such as buprenorphine available statewide, regardless of patients’ ability to pay. UT Health San Antonio has landed …

Getty Images SAN DIEGO — The opioid crisis in the United States is not the result of poverty. It wasn’t caused by income inequality, the financial crisis or globalization either. The clear villain is the healthcare industry. That’s the conclusion of two Princeton University economists, Angus Deaton and Ann Case, who have …

As health-care providers and health services researchers deeply invested in health equity, we urge fellow clinicians, researchers and policymakers to discuss the opioid crisis and how it affects minority communities with care. The words we use to describe both the history and current state of the epidemic matter because they help shape what change is …

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – Unfortunately nationwide, the opioid epidemic is not new, but there is hope. In recent years, local health officials have reported that statewide, and locally, opioid deaths are down and will continue to decline in the state of Wisconsin. Al Bliss, a Health Educator at Alliance to HEAL, said in-town programs …

Matthew Braun, a first-year medical student at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, Wash., says his personal history with opioids will help him care for patients. Jovelle Tamayo for NPR hide caption toggle caption Jovelle Tamayo for NPR Matthew Braun, a first-year medical student at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, …

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AccendoWave, the leading NON-PHARMACEUTICAL OPIOID ALTERNATIVE, is bringing its clinically proven opioid alternative to patients at home with the new AccendoWave Active Discomfort Management solution. This solution has been proven to reduce discomfort in 83%2 of patients in a clinical setting. With a Samsung Galaxy Tab A and AT&T connectivity, patients recovering at …