Topic: opioid crisis

Simple testing strips detect fentanyl drug in opioids

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Simple testing strips detect fentanyl drug in opioids

February 21, 2018 0 comments

The unknown presence of fentanyl — an opioid fifty times stronger than heroin — in many drugs has contributed to the increasingly fatal opioid crisis that has swept across the United States in recent years.

Panelists stressed the importance of decreasing the accessibility of opioids and destigmatizing addiction at the Medical School Thursday night.

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University researchers discuss opioid crisis

February 9, 2018 0 comments

The Brown Medical Association held a panel to discuss how to better train doctors and medical professionals to prevent opioid addiction and treat those suffering from the epidemic Thursday night at the Alpert Medical School. 

The NaloxBoxes secure the Nalo-xone drug with a velcro strap.

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Anti-overdose drug made available to bystanders

February 2, 2018 0 comments

Six months after the installation of Rhode Island’s first anti-overdose drug dispenser, around 50 additional NaloxBoxes have been installed in different municipalities and cities in the state, said Claudia Rebola, NaloxBox designer and former RISD professor.

Poll finds athletes three times more likely to take painkillers

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Poll finds athletes three times more likely to take painkillers

December 7, 2017 0 comments

Varsity athletes use prescription painkillers nearly 3 times more than non-athletes, according to The Herald’s fall 2017 poll. While 3.1 percent of non-athletes reported using painkillers recreationally, 8.3 percent of polled athletes reported that they do. Researchers said athletes — who may overuse painkillers to cope with pressure to perform […]