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Archive for August 2019

Opioid Addiction Treatment & Your Privacy

OPIOID RECOVERY TREATMENT & PRIVACY Read an interview with OCR Director Roger Severino in the October 2018 OCR Civil Rights Division Newsletter – PDF. In the interview Director Severino discusses OCR’s response to the opioid crisis and the important nondiscrimination laws that may protect individuals with an opioid use disorder. Watch the new OCR video  on the Opioid Public…

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“DEA-classified ‘safe’ pain med might be riskier than you think”

“We found that people who got tramadol were just as likely as people who got hydrocodone or oxycodone to continue using opioids past the point where their surgery pain would have been expected to be resolved,” said senior author Molly Jeffery, PhD, scientific director, Division of Emergency Medicine Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. “This doesn’t tie…

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