Medications

Let's talk about Rx use—recognizing and reversing an overdose

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the misuse of and addiction to opioids is a serious national crisis, with more than 115 Americans dying from opioid overdose every day. Knowing how to prevent and recognize ...

Medications

How your brain is wired to just say 'yes' to opioids

The mid-1980s was the era of cocaine and marijuana, when "Just Say No" was the centerpiece of the war on drugs and the government's efforts to stem drug use and addiction. Since then, prescription opioids have become the ...

Medications

Expert discusses how the opioid epidemic spreads

The sale of prescription opioids has risen sharply since 1999, and the number of fatal drug overdoses attributed to the drugs has more than quadrupled. We asked Yale SOM's Marissa King, an expert in social networks who has ...

Medications

Opioid crisis cost $504B in 2015, higher than once thought

President Donald Trump said Monday that the opioid epidemic is "ravaging so many American families and communities." It also appears to be more expensive than previously thought, according to a government analysis released ...

Medical research

Using social media big data to combat prescription drug crisis

Researchers at Dartmouth, Stanford University, and IBM Research, conducted a critical review of existing literature to determine whether social media big data can be used to understand communication and behavioral patterns ...

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