opioid addiction

Physical Therapy
August 22, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Physical therapy in the emergency department? It is not something that we think about as a common practice, but with the growing realization that the opioid epidemic...
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A study finds that despite the ability of medication-assisted treatment drugs like methadone and buprenorphine to save the lives of people who've overdosed on opioids, they continue to be underutilized.
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June 18, 2018 - 6:51 pm
By Nadia Kounang (CNN) -- A study finds that despite the ability of medication-assisted treatment drugs like methadone and buprenorphine to save the lives of people who've overdosed on opioids, they continue to be underutilized. The study, published Monday in the medical journal Annals of Internal...
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Judge Steven O’Neill said putting someone with opioid addiction behind bars may offer short-term safety to the community, but the person will not get the treatment they need.
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Jim Melwert
June 15, 2018 - 1:27 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Attendees at a conference in Montgomery County on battling opioid addiction heard from people making a difference on the front lines, including some who hope that there might be progress in the fight. Leaders from health care, law enforcement and the...
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