Number of opioid prescriptions falls for fifth year in a row [THE HILL]

Number of opioid prescriptions falls for fifth year in a row [THE HILL]

The number of opioid prescriptions issued nationwide has dropped by 22 percent between 2013 and 2017, which a doctors group touted as progress in fighting the epidemic of opioid addiction. The report from the American Medical Association (AMA) finds there were 55 million fewer prescriptions over that time period and the number of prescriptions has dropped for five…

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NIH HEAL INITIATIVE

NIH HEAL INITIATIVE

In April 2018, NIH launched the HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative, an aggressive, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis. This Initiative will build on extensive, well-established NIH research, including basic science of the complex neurological pathways involved in pain and addiction, implementation science to develop…

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Tackling Drugged, Distracted Driving [INDEPENDENT] SCDA EDUCATING TEENS ON THE DANGERS OF IMPAIRED…

Tackling Drugged, Distracted Driving [INDEPENDENT]

Suffolk County’s assistant district attorneys and investigators from the Vehicular Crimes Bureau will soon find themselves in different roles on the prevention side of the law, educating teens on the dangers of impaired and reckless driving. District Attorney Tim Sini used prom season as a springboard last week to announce an outreach program — Choices…

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