Navigation Links
Research examines dentists' role in painkiller abuse
Date:7/1/2011

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] The Obama administration turned a bright spotlight on prescription painkiller abuse in April when the Office of National Drug Control Policy released a national action plan and a statement from Vice President Joe Biden. With a cover article in the July edition of the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), dentists focus that spotlight on themselves both as major sources of opioid drugs and as professionals with largely untapped power to recognize and reduce abuse.

"Many dentists really haven't even perceived there to be a problem," said George Kenna, an assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, an addiction psychologist at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, and the corresponding author of the article. "Dentists write the third-most prescriptions for immediate release opioids in the United States, but they often don't know the appropriate number of doses to prescribe, how many doses a patient uses, or most importantly what patients do with the leftover tablets they have. Just ask someone the last time they threw away opioid prescriptions in particular. These leftover tablets accumulated from various sources, not just dentists that are often left in closets across the country are the primary source for prescription drug use initiation for children and adolescents."

As outlined by the administration's policy, facilitating ways to reduce the number of leftover painkillers such as hydrocodone and oxycodone that can become a supply of drugs in the home for those who would abuse them, dentists and other prescribers would be taking a significant step, said Kenna who is also a pharmacist. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health has found that seven in 10 people who have used painkillers nonmedically got the drugs through a family member or friend who had a prescription.

Last year Kenna helped lead a meetin
'/>"/>

Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Embedded Mobile & M2M Device revenues to Rise to Almost $19 Billion Globally by 2014, Says Juniper Research
2. 2010 HSR Impact Award recognizes surgical safety research
3. MSU launches first anti-counterfeiting research program
4. Researchers map all the fragile sites of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiaes genome
5. UH Case Medical Center researchers publish promising findings for advanced cervical cancer
6. Researchers discover new way to kill pediatric brain tumors
7. Family Research Council: Planned Parenthood Report Oversexualizes Ten-Year-Olds, Undermines Parental Authority
8. Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $1 Million to Drive Critical New Research Tools and Technologies in Parkinsons Drug Development
9. Luth Researchs IndicatorEDG(TM) Study Finds Americans Hopes of Achieving Their Dreams Are Fading
10. International Diabetes Federation awards $2 million to 9 global diabetes research projects
11. Gladstones Robert Mahley to receive Research!America advocacy award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/21/2014)... As testosterone therapy lawsuit filings ... blood clots from using testosterone products such as AndroGel ... that the male hormone testosterone may increase the risk ... in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ... of male rats with naturally occurring colon cancer. Dr. ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... (PRWEB) December 21, 2014 BambooIndustry.com is ... flooring collections . The business has recently shown its ... offer on all its bamboo flooring models. , BambooIndustry.com’s ... North America, Asia and more. According to the CEO ... been developed very fast in the past few years, ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... (PRWEB) December 20, 2014 An improving ... sector have benefited the Massage Services industry ... characteristics of industry products, the anticipated 1.0% annualized increase ... has provided consumers with the means to afford additional ... received a massage in a given year has declined ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... -- The holidays can be anything but joyous for ... scented candles and other allergy triggers. "The dust ... been packed away in dank basements or dusty attics ... Dr. Rachna Shah, an affiliate faculty member at Loyola ... news release. Shah, who is also an allergist ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... 20, 2014 As Risperdal lawsuits ... in U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes the ... children treated with the medication may experience elevated ... development and lactation. The study, which appears in ... adolescents who began treatment with risperidone, an antipsychotic ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Low Testosterone Therapy Study Shows Male Hormone Testosterone May Contribute To Colon Cancer Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 2Health News:New Low Testosterone Therapy Study Shows Male Hormone Testosterone May Contribute To Colon Cancer Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 3Health News:New Low Testosterone Therapy Study Shows Male Hormone Testosterone May Contribute To Colon Cancer Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 4Health News:BammbooIndustry.com: Big Discounts On All Kinds Of Bamboo Flooring Collections 2Health News:Massage Services in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 2Health News:Massage Services in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 3Health News:Holiday Trimmings Can Trigger Allergies 2Health News:Risperdal Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Publication of Study Suggesting Medication May Raise Prolactin Levels in Children 2Health News:Risperdal Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Publication of Study Suggesting Medication May Raise Prolactin Levels in Children 3Health News:Risperdal Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Publication of Study Suggesting Medication May Raise Prolactin Levels in Children 4
... Solutions, the leader in,driving peak Health Information Management ... by the Eastern Technology,Council of Pennsylvania as "Technology ... Gala held at the Kimmel Center. The ... sciences companies and entrepreneurs. More,than 1200 business ...
... Nov. 20 In a historic step toward a ... services and supports, the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations ... have agreed on a set of joint principles for ... Together, the two coalitions represent over 150 organizations representing ...
... infection that can cause meningitis, pneumonia in young children, ... officials said Thursday that a shortage of vaccine is ... most important causes of bacterial illness in young children. ... increase in cases, the stepped-up surveillance was prompted by ...
... Nov. 20 Want to lower your risk for type,2 diabetes ... activity,three times a day. Ten times three -- it,s really that ... recommend to help you,lower your blood pressure, manage your cholesterol and ... United States today, one in five people have diabetes, and heart,disease ...
... Sciences leaders have announced that they have executed ... & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C. (J&JPRD), ... biomedical research and education to advance human health. ... future research and training efforts between the UC ...
... China Shenghuo,Pharmaceutical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE Alternext US: KUN) ... with its previous,announcements, it has filed with the ... amended Annual Report on Form 10-KSB/A for the ... on Form 10-Q/A for the,first quarter ended March ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Precyse Solutions Honored as 'Technology Company of the Year' 2Health News:National Senior and Disability Advocates Agree on Principles for Financing Long-Term Services and Supports 2Health News:National Senior and Disability Advocates Agree on Principles for Financing Long-Term Services and Supports 3Health News:National Senior and Disability Advocates Agree on Principles for Financing Long-Term Services and Supports 4Health News:CDC Monitors Shortage of Hib Vaccine 2Health News:CDC Monitors Shortage of Hib Vaccine 3Health News:10 Minutes at a Time: Simple Steps to Get Moving and Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes and Heart Disease 2Health News:UC San Diego announces collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development 2Health News:China Shenghuo Announces Restated Results For Full Year 2007 & First Quarter 2008, Reports Results For Second & Third Quarter 2008 2Health News:China Shenghuo Announces Restated Results For Full Year 2007 & First Quarter 2008, Reports Results For Second & Third Quarter 2008 3Health News:China Shenghuo Announces Restated Results For Full Year 2007 & First Quarter 2008, Reports Results For Second & Third Quarter 2008 4Health News:China Shenghuo Announces Restated Results For Full Year 2007 & First Quarter 2008, Reports Results For Second & Third Quarter 2008 5Health News:China Shenghuo Announces Restated Results For Full Year 2007 & First Quarter 2008, Reports Results For Second & Third Quarter 2008 6Health News:China Shenghuo Announces Restated Results For Full Year 2007 & First Quarter 2008, Reports Results For Second & Third Quarter 2008 7Health News:China Shenghuo Announces Restated Results For Full Year 2007 & First Quarter 2008, Reports Results For Second & Third Quarter 2008 8Health News:China Shenghuo Announces Restated Results For Full Year 2007 & First Quarter 2008, Reports Results For Second & Third Quarter 2008 9Health News:China Shenghuo Announces Restated Results For Full Year 2007 & First Quarter 2008, Reports Results For Second & Third Quarter 2008 10Health News:China Shenghuo Announces Restated Results For Full Year 2007 & First Quarter 2008, Reports Results For Second & Third Quarter 2008 11Health News:China Shenghuo Announces Restated Results For Full Year 2007 & First Quarter 2008, Reports Results For Second & Third Quarter 2008 12Health News:China Shenghuo Announces Restated Results For Full Year 2007 & First Quarter 2008, Reports Results For Second & Third Quarter 2008 13Health News:China Shenghuo Announces Restated Results For Full Year 2007 & First Quarter 2008, Reports Results For Second & Third Quarter 2008 14Health News:China Shenghuo Announces Restated Results For Full Year 2007 & First Quarter 2008, Reports Results For Second & Third Quarter 2008 15
(Date:12/17/2014)... Revenue and earnings above the previous ... development In the past 2013/14 fiscal year (ended ... to EUR 4.287 billion (last year: EUR 4.190 billion) despite ... EUR 360 million. "Overall, 2013/14 was a successful fiscal year ... President and CEO of Carl Zeiss AG. "Thanks to our ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... With advancements in neurological and functional ... seeing new growth, according to Kalorama Information. Though ... the majority of market volume, newer 3T systems ... are creating opportunities for more sophisticated applications. The medical ... a rate of 4%, with world market revenues ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Dec. 17, 2014  ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. ("ImmunoCellular") ... and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a key ... cell-based immunotherapeutic vaccine targeting six tumor antigens that ... US Patent No. 8,871,211, which issued October 28, ... administering a dendritic cell composition comprising peptide epitopes ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ZEISS Asserts its Position in Difficult Environment 2Kalorama: 3T Advancements Bringing New Growth to the MRI Market 2Kalorama: 3T Advancements Bringing New Growth to the MRI Market 3ImmunoCellular Therapeutics Announces Issuance of Key Patent For ICT-107 Cancer Vaccine 2
... AUGUSTINE, Fla., Aug. 10, 2011 Flagler Hospital ... selected the Sunrise Enterprise ™ suite of clinical ...  In addition to implementing Sunrise within the hospital, Flagler ... Record (EHR) and practice management solution for its ...
... Simbionix USA Corporation, the world,s leading provider of ... and the healthcare industry, is pleased to announce it ... its innovative PROcedure Rehearsal Studio ™ . ... in industry product, allowing clinicians to create patient specific 3D ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Flagler Hospital Selects the Sunrise Enterprise Acute Care Solution From Allscripts 2Flagler Hospital Selects the Sunrise Enterprise Acute Care Solution From Allscripts 3Flagler Hospital Selects the Sunrise Enterprise Acute Care Solution From Allscripts 4Flagler Hospital Selects the Sunrise Enterprise Acute Care Solution From Allscripts 5Flagler Hospital Selects the Sunrise Enterprise Acute Care Solution From Allscripts 6Patent Granted for Simbionix Procedure Rehearsal Studio™ 2
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: