Hospital chain pledges to cut opioid prescriptions 40 percent by 2018 in face of painkiller epidemic

If Intermountain Healthcare reaches its goal, it will prescribe 5 million fewer opioid pills annually to patients in Utah and southern Idaho. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card … Read more…

State Highlights: FEMA’s Recovery Efforts On U.S. Islands Lag Behind Those On Mainland, Report Says; Citing Opioid Epidemic Challenges, Maryland’s Chief Medical Examiner Announces Resignation

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Opioid Drugmaker Purdue Pharma Offers $10-$12 Billion To Settle Lawsuits | MTP Daily | MSNBC

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Symptom-triggered medication for neonatal opioid withdrawal yields shorter hospital stays

A study found that symptom-triggered medication dosing for neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome instead of infants receiving a fixed schedule of medication with a long taper reduced the length of their hospital stay. Parenting News — ScienceDaily SPECIAL CHILDREN DEAL UPDATE:

Legalizing medical marijuana doesn’t curb opioid overdose deaths, study says

Lawmakers and marijuana advocates have argued that legalizing weed to manage chronic paid can help reduce opioid addiction, but researchers at Stanford University's School of Medicine say otherwise. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX … Read more…

Researchers investigate the impact of the statewide opioid crisis on teachers

Researchers have evaluated the impact of the opioid crisis in classrooms across the Mountain State through a survey of 2,205 teachers in 49 counties. K-12 Education News — ScienceDaily PARENT UPDATE: Our one-of-a-kind bestselling personalized alphabet book makes learning the … Read more…