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November 23, 2021 News DentistryNews

Opioid Epidemic Reaches Crescendo as COVID-19 Stays Center Stage

by ADA

An estimated 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses — driven primarily by illicit synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl — in one year, according to a Nov. 17 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is the first time that

May 14, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Yukon Adds Opioid and Dental Help in Post-Election Budget, While Deficit Falls

by National Post

The newly elected Yukon government has tabled a revised 2021-22 budget after the Liberals squeaked into office in last month’s election. Premier and Finance Minister Sandy Silver says capital spending remains the same at $434 million, while the deficit is

October 21, 2019 News News

Henry Schein To Be Dismissed From Summit County Opioid Litigation

by Henry Schein

Henry Schein, Inc. announced today that the plaintiff has agreed to dismiss the Company with prejudice as a defendant in the opioid litigation involving Summit County, Ohio, presently before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. “The

April 18, 2018 News News

Skip Opioids and Prescribe Ibuprofen Instead

by Case Western Reserve University, EurekAlert!

Opioids are not among the most effective–or longest lasting–options available for relief from acute dental pain, a new examination of the results from more than 460 published studies has found. Ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) alone or in

March 19, 2018 News News

Dental School Uses Software to Track, Fight Opioid Usage in Patients

by DrFirst, PR Newswire

The University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) has joined with DrFirst, the leading independent provider of e-prescribing and medication management systems in the U.S., to fight the opioid crisis that is afflicting Maryland and the country. The school’s adoption of DrFirst’s mobility suite, including

March 15, 2011 News Pain management

Opioid prescribing practices put patients at risk, study finds

by ken

by Carla Weeks – Globe and Mail, March 14, 2011 Tylenol 3 and Percocets are routinely used for dental pain –  READ THIS ARTICLE – click on link and then read below…….. Some family physicians write dramatically higher numbers of prescriptions