addiction

Hand holding bottle of Cannabis oil against Marijuana plant
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May 21, 2019 - 12:46 pm
By Nadia Kounang, CNN (CNN) -- Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction, a new study says. Given to patients with heroin addiction, cannabidiol, also known as CBD, reduced their cravings for the illicit drug as well as their levels of anxiety...
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Health care costs.
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Kristen Johanson
May 09, 2019 - 6:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Bucks County doctor has admitted to ordering false medical tests and prescriptions and over-billing health care insurance companies for money and kickbacks. Dr. Domenick Braccia pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, after prosecutors...
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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina
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David Madden
April 24, 2019 - 1:53 pm
BURLINGTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A year-long program to get people with drug addictions into treatment programs in Burlington County is expanding into a third municipality come May. The "Straight to Treatment" program began a little over a year ago in Evesham Township. Pemberton came on board...
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Dreamstime
March 28, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new study from Rutgers has found that binge-drinking can trigger genetic changes that make people crave alcohol even more. Researchers suggest this is...
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This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt.
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March 26, 2019 - 11:15 am
By Ken Miller and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The maker of the powerful prescription painkiller OxyContin has reached a settlement with the state of Oklahoma over its role in the nation's deadly opioid crisis, officials said Tuesday. The terms were not immediately...
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Packets of buprenorphine, a drug which controls heroin and opioid cravings, in Greenfield, Mass.
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March 20, 2019 - 2:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top medical advisers say medicines proven to treat opioid addiction remain vastly underused in the U.S. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a report Wednesday that found only a fraction of the estimated 2 million Americans addicted to...
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Wendy Williams
The Wendy Williams Show
March 19, 2019 - 1:05 pm
By Chloe Melas (CNN) — Wendy Williams got incredibly candid during her show Tuesday about her struggle with addiction. The host of "The Wendy Williams Show" told viewers she is living in a sober house and talked about her past struggles with cocaine. "I have been living in a sober house," she said...
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Dreamstime
Mike Dougherty
March 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
WARMINSTER, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A hockey shootout and free ice skating fundraiser Saturday, in Warminster, looks to bring attention to the opioid epidemic. Money raised at the shootout will help people who are just getting started on their path to sobriety. Maggie Hunt from Retreat Addiction...
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Camden County jail warden Karen Taylor.
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Paul Kurtz
February 27, 2019 - 3:57 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Camden County jail is expanding what appears to be a successful treatment program for inmates who enter the prison addicted to drugs or alcohol. The jail is using a $200,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Corrections to offer inmates medication-assisted...
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