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Opioid Deaths Associated with Pharmaceutical Payments to Doctors

Photo: Getty It's been an infuriating week on the opioid news front. Just now, the New York Times The Sackler family, which owns the company that makes OxyContin, urged doctors to prescribe more and more dangerous opioids, urging JAMA Network Open reveals just how that kind of pressure works and how it works. As the New York Times '' reported …

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Drug manufacturers pay physicians associated with a higher number of deaths due to an overdose of opioid

Efforts by reinforce the on-going opioid crisis, and a new study shows that increased commercialization of addictive analgesics by physicians led to more prescriptions and, as a result, more deaths from overdose. Interestingly, the industry's influence on physicians was greater, depending on the number of interactions, not on the money paid for speaking or the value of freebies such as …

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People around the world need to change their eating habits to prevent a global health crisis.

Would you like to prevent the global hunger crisis from getting worse? Cut meat from your diet. Worldwide, people need to change the way they eat quickly, according to a new report from the EAT Lancet Commission, a group of 30 scientists who research and promote healthy and sustainable diets worldwide. Their results published their results online this week. Nearly …

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High blood pressure is the most commonly diagnosed condition.

CLOSE The Food and Drug Administration posted information on its website listing the blood pressure medications recalled for containing carcinogens. Here's what to watch out for.      USA TODAY An estimated 103 million Americans have high blood pressure, and should be able to maintain their lifestyle or take care of cardiovascular and heart health. That number – nearly a third …

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Study Links Drug Maker Gifts for Doctors to More Deaths from Overdose

WASHINGTON – A new study provides some of the strongest evidence yet for the link between the commercialization of opioids to physicians and the US addiction epidemic. It turned out that in counties where opioid manufacturers offered a large number of gifts and payments to physicians, more overdose deaths occurred than in countries where direct marketing was less aggressive. The …

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US regions where drug companies are most affected by the opioid crisis US news

A new study has shown that America's most affected opioid regions were the top regions where pharmaceutical companies launched prescription opioids. In a district of West Virginia, doctors received about 31 times the national direct marketing average pharmaceutical companies between 2013 and 2015, even as the opioid epidemic claimed life in the same area, the report says. The researchers found …

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Stress can literally make the brain smaller, according to the study

MINNEAPOLIS – Stressed and would like a good reason to decompress? Maintaining a healthy blood pressure is a matter of course, but now you have another reason to relax. A recent study shows that relaxing is not just a pleasure: according to researchers, stress not only affects memory but actually reduces brain size. The study, published in the journal Neurology …

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This $ 10 investment is my best

(Newser) – Bill Gates has been investing in healthcare initiatives for 20 years and writes in the Wall Street Journal that a certain type of investment in this area rarely pays off. It's about what global health people call "funding and delivery" – organizations that are finding out how needed medical supplies reach the impoverished nations. Gates writes that over …

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Foods that boost your immune system

Sign up for our newsletter SUBSCRIBE Jan. 18, 2019, 2:01 PM GMT / Source: TODAY By Joy Farmer It's the sneezing season! Each food is loaded with compounds, like vitamin C, zinc, beta – carotene or anti-viral agents, which have been shown to help boost your immune system. That means you'll be back on your feet and feeling better faster! …

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