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How Virginia Communities are Confronting the Opioid Epidemic

The United States recorded record numbers of opioid related overdose deaths in 2017, and although that figure dropped slightly in 2018, around 130 Americans die each and every day from an opioid overdose. First came prescribed opioids, then came street opioids, and now there are synthetic opioids. It’s a battle that the US needs to …

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North Carolina Startup Using Technology to Tackle Opioid Epidemic

A company in North Carolina has created a unified, cloud-based platform which is being hailed as the first example of global technology that provides assisted therapy in order to address the problem of opioid abuse. The startup’s app is called opiAID and has been created by Stan Martin and David Reeser. Of the current opioid …

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Death Toll Due to Opioid Crisis Could Be Much Higher Than Originally Thought

Disturbing news is emerging that suggests the death toll due to the opioid crisis in the United States may be much higher than has been previously thought. It has even been suggested that the total number of people who have died via opioid related overdoses could be over one quarter higher. It is currently estimated …

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Michigan Puts $10 Million Towards Curbing Opioid Epidemic

Michigan is now really putting up a fight against the opioid crisis. Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced that a further $10 million in funding will be used to help tackle the state’s problems with opioid dependency and its associated effects on multiple fronts. The main areas where this funding will be used includes increasing access …

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How Preventing Mental Health Disorders Could Help Curb Opioid Crisis

When people think about mental health disorders, they typically only think about the extremes. Thanks to the movies, a person with a mental health disorder would be seen as an inmate at the kind of institution portrayed in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest for example. In truth, most mental health disorders are much less …

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Georgia Doctor Sentenced to Prison for Contributing to Opioid Crisis

A doctor in Georgia, who has been described as one of the “worst offenders in the opioid crisis” by his local community, has been sentenced to 20 years in detention for over-prescription of opioids and health care fraud. Dr. Frank H. Bynes, Jr, 69, of Savannah, Georgia, was found guilty in October last year by …

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21 States Reject Offer From Opioid Drugmakers to Settle Opioid Lawsuit

The battle between several states in the US affected by the current opioid epidemic and those accused of helping cause the opioid epidemic wages on. In February, a collective of opioid drug-makers offered to settle with the 21 states currently filing charges against them, for a sum of $18 billion. After very little deliberation, the …

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