Items Tagged ‘opiods’

November 21, 2019

How hospitals are battling the opioid epidemic

By Karl Oestreich

US News & World Reportby Katelyn Newman At the front lines of the opioid crisis, health care providers and hospitals are reconstructing their approaches to treating pain and addiction, from implementing new prescription guidelines and creating personalized systems of care to addressing addiction as a disease rather than a moral failing. “We all had to […]

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Tags: Dr. Halena Gazelka, opiods, pain killers, U.S. News & World Report

November 1, 2019

Sheriff: Hundreds drop off more than 500 pounds of medications

By Karl Oestreich

KAAL Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office says “another successful Prescription Drug Take Back Day is in the books.”  On Saturday, at the Gonda Building driveway in Rochester, organizers say more than 600 people dropped off more than 500 pounds of medications. This year, for the first time, the program took e-cigarettes and vaping items.  One Mayo […]

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Tags: KAAL, opiods

September 26, 2019

Solving the opioid crisis requires multiple solutions

By Karl Oestreich

KTTCby Alex Tejada In 2017, there were more than 400 opioid overdose deaths in Minnesota according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. That rate has risen every year since 1999 and is a nationwide problem that can sometimes be difficult to identify. However, according to a new article published by Mayo Clinic, three medications […]

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Tags: Dr. Tyler Oesterle, KTTC, opiods, overdose deaths

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