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Ohio lawmakers push opioid prescription restrictions, online addiction counseling

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Prescription painkillers are responsible for the largest number of opioid overdoses in Ohio, and state lawmakers want to further restrict prescribing the highly-addictive pills. GOP lawmakers introduced companion bills in the House and Senate that would adopt national opioid prescribing guidelines, set dosage limits for opioids prescribed by …

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70% of U.S. workplaces hit by prescription drug misuse, survey shows

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Prescription drug abuse has seeped into the American workplace, with 70 percent of businesses saying it affects their workers, a new survey reveals. The National Safety Council report also found that while 71 percent of employers believe that abuse of opioid prescription painkillers is a disease that requires treatment, 65 …

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New Drug Target for Opiate Use Disorder Discovered

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A new study provides the first direct evidence of opiate-related epigenetic alterations in the brain and points to a potential new drug target for opiate use disorder. Investigators at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City found that heroin use is associated with excessive histone …

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Right drug, right dose for the right patient!

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Pharmacogenetic Testing can have a tremendously positive effects with your residents! What is Pharmacogenetic Testing? Pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing reveals genetic variations that determine how the body metabolizes many of the most commonly prescribed medications. The testing reduces trial-and-error prescribing by enabling doctors to prescribe the most effective drug and dose …

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GENETIC TESTING FOR PERSONALIZED PAIN MANAGEMENT

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How can a Personalized Patient Care Panel help you? Just like a patient’s hair or eye color, how quickly you Metabolize medication is determined by your Genetics. Your genetic profile can help your prescriber adjust a drug dose or type of drug to: Help prevent harmful side effects and adverse …

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How do you determine the RIGHT DRUG and the RIGHT DOSE?

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Our pharmacogenetic metabolic testing panel provides pain management specialists reliable and actionable information to improve the lives of patients suffering from pain. Physicians can now personalize drug therapy by identifying patients drug metabolizing phenotypes for improved efficacy and ADRs. Like all diagnostic tests, CYP2D6 genotype is one of multiple pieces …

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Why Perform Pharmacogenetics Tests?

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To prevent the likelihood of an ADR. Fatal ADRs are between the fourth and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. It is estimated that 106,000 fatal ADRs occur annually. 2.2 billion ADRs occur every year with over 100,000 cases resulting in death. To increase drug efficacy. …

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PHARMACOGENETICS – A NEW REVOLUTION IN PERSONALIZED MEDICINE

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Many physicians are moving away from the traditional ‘one size fits all’ approach to medical practice. Are you one of them? The reason for this is the realization that a person’s genetics determines how they respond to medications. Everyone has a unique genetic make-up. A medication that works perfectly well …

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