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Despite state laws expanding access to the opioid-overdose antidote naloxone without a prescription, a new study suggests that many pharmacies don't stock the drug or dispense it to young people who…
Purdue Pharma recently filed for bankruptcy after reaching an outline of a deal with states and local governments that have accused the company of deceptively marketing opioids by overstating…

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Ann Latner, JD, discusses a pending case that arose after a patient filled a prescription for Fentanyl in the pharmacy, misused the medication, and killed two people in a fatal car crash.
William Fleischman, MD, MHS, director of Quality and Implementation Science at the Hackensack Meridian Health System, explains how a restrictive drug distribution program reduced the rate of TIRF prescribing and he identifies the critical role…
Lyna Schieber, MD, DPhil, epidemiologist on the Health Systems Team in the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, CDC, discusses current opioid addiction prediction models and highlights knowledge gaps that still exist between opioid…

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A recent study, published online in JAMA Network Open, was the first study of veterinary opioid prescriptions.
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