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Pharmacy Shopping? Recent Study on Medicaid Recipients Stresses the Importance of PDMP Data

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text disable_pattern="true" align="left" margin_bottom="0"]A recent study that reviewed information on more than 90,000 Medicaid recipients who used three or more opioid prescriptions for 90 days in 2008 through 2010 indicated that the use of state prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) information across the U.S....

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New U.S. Congressional Measures Address Increase in National Opioid Addiction

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text disable_pattern="true" align="left" margin_bottom="0"]Officials at Horizon Health Services, a Western New York-based mental health and substance abuse treatment facility, point to a recent regional spike in the number of pregnant women seeking treatment for drug addiction as a microcosm of a nationwide issue. Between 2012...

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Many Doctors Misunderstand Prescription Drug Abuse, According to New Research

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text disable_pattern="true" align="left" margin_bottom="0"]Recent research conducted by members of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health indicates that many U.S. primary care doctors lack an understanding of basic facts regarding drug abuse, and the different levels of addiction that different formulations of certain...

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New Report Highlights Nationwide Increase in Drug Overdose Rates

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text disable_pattern="true" align="left" margin_bottom="0"]A recent report from Trust for America's Health, a nonprofit, Washington, D.C.-based health policy organization, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a philanthropy organization focused exclusively on health, shows that death rates related to drug overdoses have increased in 26 U.S....

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