Approved Medication and Treatment for Opioid-Induced Symptoms

Medications for pain, called opioids, are normally prescribed following an intensive surgery (especially for pain or cancer-related problems). However, frequent uses can sometimes lead to opioid-induced constipation (OIC). This common side effect can happen to anyone, and the different treatment options for it will vary from person to person. Treating for OIC may be as simple as changing lifestyle factors, …

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Things to Know About Opioid Overdose with Vicodin, OxyContin and More

Painkiller addiction that leads to opioid overdose is a rapidly growing problem in the US. In fact, the widespread abuse of opioid dependence has reached epidemic proportions; many influential governmental players and treatment professionals alike are now actively working to find ways to end addiction to these powerful drugs, starting by raising awareness of their dangers and, furthermore, by judiciously …

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The Patient’s Guide: Counseling for Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drug abuse is extremely hard to overcome, but is a major accomplishment once the abuser can kick it. However, most people with opioid addiction will find that the real battle begins during the detox. This stage has been said to be the hardest because of the cravings, withdrawal symptoms and likeliness of relapse. These dangers of opioid addictions requires …

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Governor Ducey of Arizona Issues Call to Increase Reporting of Opioid Addiction Related Data

Governor Doug Ducey issued an executive order Tuesday seeking to bolster reporting of opioid related data based on suspected opioid deaths and overdoses across Arizona. The sweeping executive order requires all licenses doctors, pharmacists, hospitals, correctional facilities, emergency medical respondents, ambulance providers and medical examiners to report within 24 hours of information on suspected deaths. This also applies to overdoses …