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opioids

Study: No rise in opioid-related car crash fatalities over decade
Published Feb 8, 2019
Bloomberg School analysis limited to those who died at the scene versus those who died later
Opioids
Post-overdose care falls short
Published Feb 5, 2019
Only about 10 percent of opioid overdose survivors in West Virginia received the recommended follow-up treatment, study suggests
Opioid crisis
Tool helps officials estimate intravenous drug use
Published Feb 4, 2019
Rural communities have been in dire need of a means to estimate the number of people who inject drugs
Opioids
Gaps found in access to opioid treatment
Published Jan 16, 2019
Nearly two-thirds of outpatient centers that treat substance abuse don't offer any form of FDA-approved medication for opioid addiction, study finds
Bloomberg invests $50M to address opioid epidemic
Published Nov 30, 2018
New CDC figures show recent decline in U.S. life expectancy tied to record number of drug and opioid overdose deaths
U.S. health
Experts at summit examine public health challenges facing U.S.
Published Nov 16, 2018
Speakers at inaugural Bloomberg American Health Summit include Michael R. Bloomberg, Arne Duncan, Walter Isaacson, Leana Wen, Tom Wolf, and others
Opioids
Major insurers may hinder use of opioid alternatives
Published Oct 5, 2018
Major commercial and national insurers are missing opportunities to encourage use of non-opioid alternatives to treat lower back pain, study finds
Pain management
Reducing post-op opioid prescriptions
Published Aug 15, 2018
Experts and patients create procedure-specific Rx guidelines that range from prescribing zero opioids to up to 20 pills
Preventing overdoses
In opioid crisis, language matters
Published Aug 14, 2018
Public support increases when opioid 'safe consumption sites' are called 'overdose prevention sites'
Opioid epidemic
Public support remains low for needle exchanges, safe injection sites
Published July 19, 2018
Despite growing concerns over the opioid epidemic, majority of Americans don't support proven harm-reduction programs, study finds