Substance Abuse

NQF, BCBS release practical guidelines extending MAT for opioid use disorder

August 07, 2019

NQF, BCBS release practical guidelines extending MAT for opioid use disorder

Addiction Substance Abuse

The death toll from drug overdoses continues to escalate in the U.S. More than 702,000 people succumbed to drug overdoses between 1999 and 2017. In 2017, more than 70,000 deaths from drug overdoses were reported making it the leading cause of injury associated deaths in the U.S. Unfortunately, 68 percent of these deaths were attributed…

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Marijuana addiction linked to specific gene; study to help in identification and treatment

July 26, 2019

Marijuana addiction linked to specific gene; study to help in identification and treatment

Addiction Marijuana Substance Abuse

A gene which might increase the risk of an individual getting addicted to marijuana has recently been identified by a group of researchers from Denmark. After thorough examination of genetic data collected from over thousands of people, the group was able to observe a potential genetic cause for marijuana use disorder (MUD), establishing that an…

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Can marijuana overdose lead to death? Coroner says yes, experts say no

July 05, 2019

Can marijuana overdose lead to death? Coroner says yes, experts say no

Marijuana Substance Abuse

In a first of its kind case, Dr. Christy Montegut a coroner at St. John the Baptist Parish in Louisiana, claimed that an unnamed lady aged 39 died due to cannabis overdose earlier this year. Dr. Montegut claimed that the lady’s autopsy report showed no signs of diseases or other physical complications that could have…

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Death due to overdose and addiction at an all-time high in the U.S.

June 25, 2019

Death due to overdose and addiction at an all-time high in the U.S.

Addiction Substance Abuse

The death rates from drug overdoses, alcohol, and suicides have reached an all-time high in the U.S., with some states bearing the brunt of it more than the others, stated a recent report by the Commonwealth Fund. The report surveyed data from 2017 in all the 50 states of the country and the District of…

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Life saver turns into life taker – Ohio doctor charged for 25 counts of murder

June 10, 2019

Life saver turns into life taker – Ohio doctor charged for 25 counts of murder

Addiction Substance Abuse

Early in June 2019, William Husel, an ex-doctor at Mount Carmel Health, Columbus, was charged with 25 counts of murder of hospital patients with deliberate painkiller overdoses. One could not, in their wildest dreams, imagine that this 43-year-old, kind faced doctor would turn out to be the “ripper” in uniform. Husel has been charged with…

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