Category results for "Healthcare"

Study: 10% of Teens Treated in the ER Admit to Misusing Prescription Drugs

Ten percent of 14- to 20-year-olds treated in the emergency room for any reason say they have misused prescription drugs at least once in the last year, a new study finds.

Treating Trauma and Addiction in Health Care Professionals

Health care professionals who are dealing with substance use disorders face particular challenges, according to the executive director of an organization dedicated to serving this population. These professionals must learn to cope with the emotional challenges of having ready access to medications, says Maureen Sullivan Dinnan, J.D. of HAVEN.

Doctors Try New Non-Narcotic Approach to Pain Management After Surgery

Doctors are trying a new approach to pain management after surgery, in an attempt to reduce patients’ reliance on narcotic painkillers, according to The Wall Street Journal.

FDA Recommends Tighter Regulations for Prescribing Hydrocodone Products

The Food and Drug Administration has recommended tighter restrictions for products containing hydrocodone and other painkillers such as acetaminophen or aspirin. These combination products include Vicodin and Lortab.

Experts Call for Better Addiction Medicine Education for Physicians

Many doctors fail to diagnose and treat substance use disorders, in part because they have not been educated about addiction medicine, according to three experts. They call for better training in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association.

State Substance Use Disorder Parity Laws Can Increase Treatment Rate: Study

State laws that require private health plans to provide coverage for substance use disorders (SUD) that is equal to benefits for general medical coverage can increase access to SUD treatment, a new study suggests.

Ohio Adopts New Opioid Prescribing Guidelines to Curb Abuse

Ohio Governor John Kasich on Monday announced the state is adopting new opioid prescribing guidelines for treating patients with chronic non-terminal pain. The guidelines are designed to curb prescription drug abuse, the Associated Press reports.

Experts Say Mental Health Parity Law Falls Short of Goal

Five years after the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 was signed by President George W. Bush, experts say the law has not created parity for mental health coverage.

Commentary: Quality Care for Adolescents, a Consumer Guide to Treatment

Because treatment for adolescent substance use disorder is most effective when it is of high quality and when evidence-based treatments and practices are delivered well, the Treatment Research Institute is contributing to promoting such practices by employing a consumer guide approach to measuring an reporting on the quality of adolescent substance abuse treatment.

Number of Patients Receiving Mental Health Care to Soar Under New Law

The number of patients receiving mental health care is expected to soar under provisions of the Affordable Care Act that will take effect next week, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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