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Half of new mothers receive opioids – and thousands are still filling prescriptions years later

Tens of thousands of new mothers get hooked on opioids every year, study finds Around 2 percent of the 3.9 million women who give birth every year get hooked on opioids  That amounts to 78,000 women, according to a new University of Michigan study The researchers found little difference between prescriptions for C-sections and vaginal… Read More »

Light therapy could replace opioids as main treatment for cancer treatment side effect

Worldwide research coalition offers new guidelines for healing oral mucositis in head, neck cancer patients By Marcene Robinson BUFFALO, N.Y. — A worldwide coalition of researchers and clinicians has agreed that light therapy is among the most effective interventions for the prevention of oral mucositis, painful ulcers in the mouth resulting from cancer therapy. The… Read More »

Drug monitoring platform to help Maryland combat opioids

The State of Maryland is getting new software to collect information about controlled substances dispensed in the state to facilitate better data sharing. The RxGov prescription drug monitoring platform, from NIC, provides near real-time data that will integrate with the Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP), the state health information exchange. Data also… Read More »