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Addinex Technologies to Team Up with Aware Recovery Care On $260K Grant from The CDC To Improve Addiction Medication Dispensing

Addinex Technologies to Team Up with Aware Recovery Care On $260K Grant from The CDC To Improve Addiction Medication Dispensing

Addinex Technologies, Inc., a healthcare technology company focused on the innovation of medication dispensing, has been awarded a $260K Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve on existing addiction medication dispensing for people with opioid use disorder (OUD)…

Opioids and Weight Loss Surgery

Opioids and Weight Loss Surgery

According to a new study published in the journal Surgical Endoscopy, a third of patients in Michigan who elected to have weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) between 2018 and 2020 had a high risk of a prescription drug overdose. Alarmingly, following their surgeries, these high-risk patients were far more likely…

Frightening New Overdose Projections

Frightening New Overdose Projections

According to new projections from a team of scientists working with the FDA, the opioid crisis will worsen in the next ten years, claiming more than a half-million additional lives. In the last 23 years, opioids have killed 650,000 Americans. What is particularly disturbing about this new projection is the…

The LBGTQ Community and Substance Use Disorder

The LBGTQ Community and Substance Use Disorder

Sadly, many who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ+) often face cruel harassment, isolation, discrimination, and even violence in their lives. Bisexual and transgender individuals often face the additional burden of double discrimination because they're not fully recognized or supported by society or the lesbian and/or gay…

Tiny Brain Cell Connector May Drive Cocaine Addiction

Tiny Brain Cell Connector May Drive Cocaine Addiction

Medical researchers have long known that cocaine works by binding to brain cells, stopping those cells from absorbing the feel-good chemical known as dopamine. As dopamine accumulates between brain cells, feelings of reward and pleasure are enhanced. Scientists have even identified regions on brain cells most affected by moderate to…

Drug Overdose Deaths Rise Sharply

Drug Overdose Deaths Rise Sharply

The Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention (CDC) now reports that 107,622 people died from a drug overdose in 2021. That’s up 15% from 2020 when 93,655 people died from that cause. Deaths involving opioids also jumped 15% in 2021, rising from 70,029 in 2020 to 80,816 in 2021. And…

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