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Steroids Can Be Lifesaving for COVID-19 Patients, Scientists Report
"Steroid treatments for severe, too critical Cove in patients. The New York Times reports. The data comes from trials involving hundreds of patients. That evaluated three steroids, hydrocortisone decks, a method zone and methylprednisolone. According to researchers, decks, A methadone provided the most promising results. Ah, 36% drop in deaths over the three trials. The other two were found to reduce deaths as well Boxes. Gurnal Scott of findings and the
UK moving forward with megatrial for coronavirus treatments
"A UK mega trial designed. Test Treatments Cove Nineteen Haikai Sarah. We're talking about the UK's It's called the recovery trial and it hasn't differences with other ongoing trials of drugs for Corona virus. What are some of the big differences with recovery? The main difference in some senses said it's a really really big trial they have. More than two thousand patients now. In an outbreak like this if you really want to have really good clear, robust result, one of the most important things to include a lot of people to get a really strong signal of secrecy, that's something that recovery has been able to do, and really no other trial in the world has been able to get those patients numbers. This isn't a UK. And the United Kingdom has a lot of cases for its size. Is that one of the reasons that this trial has been success? Yeah, absolutely I mean if they didn't have that many. Many patients in the first place of today wouldn't be able to enroll that many patients some of the people I've talked to so for instance one of the scientists. He's from Norway. He was saying. The recovery trial is really successful in the sense that one in six patients that goes to UK hospital with Kobe nineteen ends up in the trial. Well, you can kinda wonder why they managed to include that many patients. One reason is that they have the National Health Service all the hospitals took part in that and the top doctors in the. The Nation wrote a letter to all the hospitals and all the staff. Saying you know here are the three trials that we want to prioritize in. Please try to include patients in these trials. If you can, so that's kind of how they they ended up with those huge patient numbers in the first place that allowed them to in a very short time. Get some some answers as a result of having all these patients enrolled and kind of coordination at the national level for recovery. They've seen a lot of results in a short time can. Can you talk about some of the drugs? They've been able to either give a thumbs up to or thumbs down to I one. That was a really big deal. Was the hydroxy chloroquine arm of the study so much has been set written about hydro or Quin, banning a lot of that was based on trials, either with very few patients or trials obsessional, so whether patients were randomized to either get hydroxy chloroquine or a different drug or placebo, but basically looked in retrospect and compared how patients did who got hydroxy in patients who didn't? The recovery trial date has the best data we have for civilian patients being treated with hydroxy chloroquine, and they didn't see a significant difference in how the hydroxy chloroquine group did versus suspended care. Group And they put that out in a press release, and within a few days, a lot of other trials that were ongoing that would clearly not have stronger results were ended. I wouldn't say it's quite the end of that drugstore quance Saga Probably, but certainly mocked the attorney on. And on the other side of the roster here we have a drug that actually help patients that were in the hospital, so that sex method zone. It's a steroid drug that's also been known for a long time quite cheap. It's widely available, so it's really nice drug to be shown to be effective against covid nineteen. There's been a lot of debate from the beginning about how much of the severe illness at the end in patients is really the overreaction of the immune system, and that's of course where the steroid drugs attack the pathogenesis really so they can have damp and. And Immune System, and the hope is that that will mean that that the symptoms of patients will be severe and people are more likely to survive, and then that turned out to be the case I mean they. They found that mortality when one third in patients that received accent medicine. That was really the first big randomized trial in this outbreak that showed a clear difference in mortality, the national. Health Service within hours after the result was announced, changed its standard of care to include some episode. This is pretty surprising. These aren't peer reviewed results. These are press release results. Yes. That's been a huge point of contention. There's just kind of tension inherent in this fast-moving pandemic between you know having really robust results in getting them out there as fast as possible and I talked at length with Martin Landry, one of the principal investigators of the about it his argument. Is You kind of get? The baseline results I. You can look at the data and see okay. There is a difference in mortality and might be some changes in the percentages, but nothing major, but then there's a lot of other data that you want to put in the paper that takes some. Some more work, so his argument was. This is an important resulted to change the outcome of patients right now so let's put it out and then try to get the paper out as soon as possible. After that in the paper ended up coming out I think seven days after the results. Yeah, it's a bit of a wild west. Now place is different. Hospitals have different standards of care like in the US. A lot of hospitals are using convalescent plasma. This is a blood product from a person has recovered from cove nineteen and they're using that to treat patients in the hospital. But convalescent plasma hasn't been subjected to the same level of scrutiny at the same level of evidence has been obtained. You know for that as a deck of Methadone the drug. We just talked about right and I. Mean that's the two points though that I find really interesting and one is. If you're going to give patients these drugs, anyway, you might as well be using that to generate data that then shows whether the drug works said they aren't collecting data on these treatments, so they are collecting data, very. Very. Often right, the problem is I. Mean it does back to what I was saying about randomized patients, you can treat patients with something and then say okay. We're collecting a lot of data and we'LL GONNA look back at how the patients did that. Receive Drug and how patients did that didn't but there's a hierarchy of evidence and really in that hierarchy a randomized trial just because it gets rid of all the bias season, who would receive a drug or not otherwise so everyone? I talked to really agree. Agree that we need in this particular situation that's condemning when you want to see as fast as possible whether a drug has a big effect on the hard outcome like do people die or do they survive what you need, a large randomized trials, and when you ask people why they do, it also goes back to what you were saying. A lot of people said when they tried to convince doctors to take part. The doctor say well, but I have a good feeling I think. I know what works, right. Right maybe I mean doctors sometimes willing to accept a lower standard of evidence to guide their decisions. It then becomes very difficult to get to that higher level of evidence because to do that. You need to accept that half of your patients are not going to receive whatever you believe to be the most useful. That's inherent tension in the whole enduring these kinds of trials when you have some observational data already, but you don't really have the kind of strong data that let's say with confidence. Okay, this worse. I'm here in the US. We have many many cases, but there isn't this sized patient group being randomized. Is that because of what we just talked about, or is it more a lack of coordination? The US has done one big trial though the National Institutes of health the first. Study that was a randomized placebo controlled trial that included a lot of patients. And did give a robust result didn't really see a difference in mortality, but it showed that patients receive from severe. Stay in hospital for a short time period. Why haven't more trials like that I? Think it is a lack of coordination. You can argue that the whole response in the US to this virus has been marked by lack of ordination, and then, of course it does help when you have certain structures in place so again. The National Health Service in the UK with all of these hospitals. Part of this National Health Service. Of course, it makes it a lot easier. You put in place this one structure, one ethical board, and then you kind of do it from there while if you have to piece together coalition. Coalition of different hospitals and different investigators, it becomes a little bit more complicated. I think right, but given the the sheer amount of cases, the US has had i. mean certainly data could have been generated that would have informed both the US and the rest of the world a lot better about what works what doesn't.
Daily coronavirus cases hit new high as states mandate masks
"We begin tonight with the dramatic spike in virus cases throughout many states, most notably Texas and Florida both states rolling back reopening. Dr Anthony Fauci sounding new warnings today. Florida California Arizona Texas places like that. There really is a difficult situation. Because as individual states, cities locations are opening up They're really saying a a serious concern of increase in cases, and it isn't just because they're doing more testing, there are more cases. There are more hospitalizations in some of those places and soon you'll be seeing more debts if you. You. Say you're going to go back into lockdown? They'll be an absolute pushback on that. You might have to do it. You never take that off the table, but before you do that. How about doing the things that we said all along? You should do for goodness. Sakes avoid crowds. Wear masks when you see most of the young people. I totally understand. The desire and the urge since you've been locked down so long to go out and just let it let it rip as they say just go out and have a great time. You've got understand that A. we're seeing more and more situations where young otherwise healthy people who get infected. Ill, so you have a responsibility to yourself, but as important is that when you get infected? Even if you don't have any symptoms, you apart of the dynamic process of propagating pandemic. That's killing people. Taxes has become one of the nation's most critical hotspots. There's fear things are so bad. Hospitals are on the verge of being overwhelmed. Dr Salil Bondar is an emergency room doctor at Houston Memorials Herman and is with us live tonight Dr Dari. Give us a sense of what it's like there right now. I mean. It's a very critical time in this city without a doubt. Just just to give you an example, our idea where we're at a prior to June first, we had about one hundred sixty patients across our hospital systems that were in fact with Covid, and now we're at about five hundred patients. Hospital systems that are infected with covid and even yesterday we had six thousand new cases. In Texas a Covid, so there's definitely a high degree of concern amongst everybody here at the hospital in our hospital system and and all throughout the city. What are you seeing in terms of the ages of people being hospitalized, and those being admitted to the ICU, because we're hearing a lot that it is younger people contracting the disease, and those are the new cases, but if so, then then, why are they being hospitalized and wire? They being admitted to the ICU. We did not see those young ages when we went through this here in New York. No that's definitely. That's definitely a paradigm shift that we're seeing a little bit more that we were seeing before. There are larger percentage of younger patients better coming into the hospital competitive before. The good thing is, is that usually? They don't end up staying in the hospital for as long as some of the older patients but that is something new that we are seeing compared to before the slightly larger percentage of patients of the younger population. What's capacity at this point in the hospitals handle the surge. And that's a great question. I think there's been a lot of misinformation about that buys wanted to give you a better understanding of where we're at met. Specifically right now. The Texas Medical Center We have one one thousand, three hundred thirty beds that are available, normally are normal capacities, one, thousand, three, hundred thirty, and yes, those beds are pretty much full at this point in time, however we have prepared for surge capacity as well, and that's about three hundred seventy three additional beds as at search past. If those fill up, there are about five hundred additional beds beyond that potentially. We could utilize as well so right now we have extra bedroom to to care for some of those people using our surge capacity, but if the rates continue as they are right now if the rates continued to the degree that they are right now, two weeks from out, could be very very different story. Tell us about some of the treatments that you are using. Do you have access to disappear? And if so, do you have to ration it? Yes so we're definitely using. For Sure A. Lot of the ICU patients especially there have been some new trials that have come out from the UK about about some steroids as well that can use a text methadone. That we are looking into. In addition, but at the end of the day there's still no vaccine for this, so we still need to do everything that we can toward off people coming into the hospitals, and it's all about all those preventative measures that we've been saying for a long time that that I think Houston really needs to make sure that we follow and do all of those things otherwise two weeks from now. We're GONNA be in a very very difficult situation, even worse than now that we may not be able to come back from Iraq now we can handle it, but we just hope it doesn't get even worse than it is right now. Governor Abbott did roll back some of the reopening plans today including shutting down bars and rafting. Is that enough from your perspective or does he need to close more? I. That was definitely a needed step. without a doubt may end up needing more than that I here in the city of Houston judge. Lena Hidalgo has issued a stay at home advisory for for all residents of Houston and I think at the end of the day we we all know. What to do for this viruses, no mystery as to how to to flatten the carbon, bring down the curve. We know that what works what doesn't. We know that we just need to stay at home and and avoid contact with all those. Extraneous people are going out to different places. We know what to do and I think we may end up needing more than that, but we'll kind of see how it goes. But for right now. That was definitely a needed a good step.
Addiction in Isolation
"After weeks of isolating ourselves to stop the spread of Corona virus. Many of US still haven't been able to settle into a new routine. I know I've had a hard time with it myself. That kind of disruption can take a toll especially for those who are in the process of trying to make a change in their lives like getting sober when I was first getting so far That was instilled in me and the head a regimen at certain meetings that I went to I went Kalma sponsor on a daily basis and once. That routine was set. It really helped it become second nature so that it didn't become a chore. That's Anthony Be. We agreed not to use his last name to protect his privacy. Anthony is an alcoholic who has been in recovery for seven years when he was in the throes of addiction. Most of his substance abuse took place at home alone. I know for me. I didn't need to be in a club or a bar or anything like that. I could just be in my house and stop off at the liquor store and And on the House with so many people isolating during this pandemic on their own. Anthony worries that those who struggle with substance abuse are especially vulnerable. So imagine someone who has just recently gotten sober and has been going to meetings and then all of a sudden now. They're just in the house. The place where everything happened here. Walking around that I'm looking oh That's where I used to put a bottle or oh look at the glasses. Anthony is no longer able to attend his regular alcoholics anonymous meetings in person so he's joined the meetings online over zoom. The interesting part about it for me was Having people check in from Australia the UK. Louisiana North Dakota Virginia. I mean it was all over and so- instantly for me I felt connected like okay. This is how we're GONNA do it. This is what we're GONNA do to get us through. You know this period. But here's the thing. Connecting online may not be enough for everyone doctrine. Nora Volkoff is the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of health. Pretty early on Dr Volkov became concerned. About how this pandemic would affect those struggling with substance abuse. I started to worry it in February but it wasn't really until March that I started to recognize how devastating these could be to individuals that have problems with substance abuse as Cova. Nineteen patients fill hospitals all over the country. Doctor Volkov says it is imperative that healthcare workers prevent this stigma surrounding addiction from influencing how they administer care they are discriminated on the basis that the belief that people do this themselves and therefore you have to own the consequences to your own choices and in fact this is something that patients will tell you that. Have a problem with drugs and why they don't like to go see a doctor or go to the hospital because they are mistreated addictions that one of the most stigmatize. If not the most stigmatized disease. Fortunately she says there have been some changes to the way care is provided for those with substance use disorders down health has exploded and it has been incorporated into everyday practice so rapidly. Dr Volkov adds that treatment for drug addiction however has been especially challenging many of the Methadone clinics are closing their doors. On limiting the number of patients that can go in normally. Methadone can only be prescribed after an in-person evaluation and must be taken in the clinic but now some Methadone clinics are making it easier to get multiple doses of the medication and to be able to take it at home so these changes give us a different perspective of how we may be able to treat people that are addicted to drugs while also forcing us to see the issues that we need to solve address. It's not just illicit substances that pose a threat during this pandemic but legal ones as well because covert nineteen impacts the lungs the food and Drug Administration has advised that those who smoke cigarettes may be at increased risk and have worse outcomes from the virus and while there isn't any data showing how the pandemic has impacted rates of alcohol use disorder. People do appear to be buying a lot of alcohol. According to Nielsen sales of Alcoholic Beverages increased fifty five percent in the last week of March compared to the same time last year. That may be partly as a result of liquor stores being deemed essential businesses in most states and while there has been some criticism of that designation. Dr Volkov points out that having access to alcohol could in some situations be safer for alcoholics. Eve you are addicted to alcohol. And you don't have access to alcohol. And you go to withdraw. That's extremely severe. You can literally die from alcohol withdrawal but Anthony be who's been in recovery for seven years worries about the temptation for people who are still struggling. My first instinct was like damn that sucks. You know. There's definitely some people out there that are suffering and I feel for them when I see Liquor Stores Open. I hope they realize that. That's not an essential but I don't know that that's going to happen. The World Health Organization recently issued a statement saying excessive drinking can weaken the immune system and they recommended limiting access to alcohol during this pandemic. Of course it's one thing to discourage people from excessive substance use during this uncertain time and another to make sure they have the support. They need to do so. Anthony has a simple suggestion for anyone who's currently having a hard time. Pick up the phone. If people are really into the whole technology thing just call people. It makes such a different. And what's what's interesting. Is that if I call someone? It helps them more than it helps me. I'm calling because I want to stay sober. But they'll say thank you for calling me because I was going through X Y and Z. And they might call somebody else. Dealing with addiction is enormously difficult under any circumstance. And we don't want to minimize this at all dealing with it during a pandemic adds a whole new set of challenges
Italy: 6 inmates protesting virus restrictions die after breaking into prison infirmary, overdosing on methadone
"Prison authorities in Italy say protests a broken nineteen twenty seven jails against restrictions imposed to tackle the corona virus and break the trouble began in Montana in the north after inmates were told visits will being suspended media reported six deaths that around twenty prisoners have escaped from a prison in Fallujah in southern Italy in Milan inmates climbed onto the roof at St Victoria
4 years later, New Hampshire's opioid epidemic still rages on
"We're in New Hampshire for today's presidential primary. At the primary four years ago. We reported here one of the big stories of the decade. No it wasn't how badly Bernie Bernie Sanders. Beat Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump's win. It was the OPIOID Epidemic New Hampshire then second only to West Virginia and overdose deaths life. Life expectancy was down for the first time in seventy five years and this was the first time many in the national media saw this all close. So where are we now while the number of deaths is down but that's attributed to advances in saving people from overdoses. New Hampshire launched a safe fire station program instead of people heading over newborns born they handed in themselves. There's also a two one one emergency line to get help it so-called doorway hospitals those on the frontlines. Say there's still much more that needs to be done John but there's also a story that offers a glimmer of hope for pregnant MOMS battling addiction to tell that story. We had to Rochester New Hampshire capture. How are you good? I'm Kerry Norton. It's nice to meet you. Thank if that's a good word for it. I mean they. Every bit of Space Work Carey is a nurse. She cofounded hope on Haven Hill in this rambling. Eighteen fifty s Greek Revival Country House for moms with substance abuse issues. Trying to stay sober can beautiful. It just looks like an wonderful old country kitchen with a big table for. Everyone wouldn't sit around. We see babies into the living room. So this is our living room The other area is our baby changing changing room in another little space for babies to play with your toys but also social workers therapists. This is a medical treatment facility. Women have to be sober. Some of them are on Methadone. All help each other stay sober by attending support groups cooking meals together. Learning bonding ending skills. Some are about to give birth some already have. How old is this little guy? He just turned eighteen months. Looks like a newborn over here. Yeah we have a little newborn over here upstairs. The bedrooms this old house was once part of the underground railroad today. Shelters eight women at a time and they can bring other children under five as they welcome a new one. So every room has cribs fasten. That's changing tables rocking chairs. Everything a mom we need. Imagine for some of these women. They've never seen anything like this. We're taking care of women who are homeless imminently homeless and a lot of them are generational e so oh I've had more than more than two or three women have said they haven't even had beds in their lives. We have women coming from actual. It's not couch surfing. It's actually they're homeless on you know in a tent or not outside. The women are encouraged to be honest. Honest if they're struggling if they relapse told her ask for help we give women support with so much dignity that even when things are hard and not going well they know they can reach out immediately so many do and you know someone listening might say you know what when somebody is an addict and using heroin. This isn't just about the young women it's about children. What do you say to those people who really don't trust this terrible addiction and worry about the effort put in to who a mother? Reuniting with child or having a child shore so for me it's a chronic healthcare condition that should be treated just like any other healthcare condition that a woman might have throughout her entire life span and we should treat it. It is heartwarming and hopeful. Just like the story of how this all started. I want to talk about the beginnings wings. I understand you came across a young woman who was eight months pregnant. And you were calling around. You couldn't find the resources in I. Did you send out a late night. Email asking asking. Does anyone know Oprah or Ellen DeGeneres. It was a facebook play. Her name was abby and I had just brought her to the one place in New Hampshire that after and we call it five acts of Congress an entire team of people for two weeks worked together into this place. I brought her there and on my way home. My mind is blue and so I put up on facebook facebook. Does anyone know Ellen Oprah or somebody rich because we need to do this in our community. We need to do it now and when I woke up I had a lot of people responding. Including In my co-founder colleen. WHO said I have a house? She doesn't know Oprah Ellen or she wasn't Richard Self but she had a house. That was just the perfect fit for what we needed to do. And we are sitting in that house and this is where. That story gets heartbreaking abby. Young pregnant woman who inspired this project had her baby became sober but experts spurts no the most vulnerable time for mom. Battling addictions is right after giving birth. There's little housing that safe. No treatment no work Abbey became an activist lobbying lobbying lawmakers her sister had died of an overdose but soon abbey did as well the woman behind hope on Haven Hill mobilized they opened a second concentre called it. Abbey's place women from Haven Hill transition there to stay sober find jobs be part of a community. Carrie wells up over the memory when he she has a legacy you know. I always have to remember like not to stop. Because she didn't stop when she rallied was doing great and when she had slips and wasn't doing well she put herself out there. She put herself out there to Eddie. You know legislator any person that would listen to talk to say. This is the problem Tom. This is what's going on. I'm this is how I'm having a really hard time. You know. Women deserve to have this health care treatment and then support and and if for some reason they have a recurrence. They deserve the chance to have this. Chronic illness immediately treated again as needed and they deserve to be MOMS. They deserve to have their children. They love their babies and they are great. MOMS the flip side is I know. She's cheering us on. Because what we get to do. Every day is watch. Women Thrive one of them. Thirty two year old Lauren Phillips who sits with her talkative pink cheeked eighteen month old toddler. Rory she and rory started at hope on Haven Hill will now they live at Abbey's plays Lauren has a job. She's been sober for six months. But it's a rough road. She clings to rory now. But he's been in foster care she. She shares her story to help other young moms. I went into my first inpatient treatments under when I was nineteen years old from that time about fifteen years ago until November two thousand seventeen I was just in and out of treatment centers. I did Three years in prison prison. That's when I got out in November and I got pregnant with this little guy pretty much right away take us back. How did you start? What happened my drug of choice is heroin and cocaine? I grew up in like Upper middle class family. My mother passed away when I was young but my dad was like to say he is an amazing man. Doesn't do it justice. How old were you when you started using heroin? I started using heroin and I was sixteen. How'd did you get an ex boyfriend? At the time it was like Oxycontin and stuff like that by the time that I was educated on it was too late. You know. So how do you get to jail. I ended up stealing from my family stealing from my father's business. I sold drugs and had to sales charges. Once I got into a using. That was just number one. You got pregnant well it would have to be about eighteen when I got out of prison. I was sober sober at that time because I had just gotten out of prison and I- paroled to a sober house for women in Nashua so I was able to stay sober shortly. After after he was born I Relapsed proved to myself the hard way at that point that like my love for him is not as strong as addiction. And like I needed that. This disease is stronger than anything. A call is me to DC Y. F.. And they showed up at my house. I had to get into a program of some sorts and if it was a program that would allow me to take him then. I could take him with me. I ended up by the grace of God at Hope Uneven Hell. I got so much out of this program. And in being a mother to him I realized what was lacking before I guess now. I can say that I wasn't willing to To change everything about my life and Out of fear you know. I had been with his father for a long time. I didn't want to give that up and it led me to a relapse and at that point I felt hopeless at that time but the women that worked here they believed in me at that point and then he ended up going into foster care July. How hard is that? Yeah I needed to get myself better before it could be there for him. I ended up going to a twenty eight day program and you know I. I knew that I wanted him to be happy. And just have a good life and I loved him so much but I think at that point. I still didn't think that I was going to be in that equation. God had other plans for me. Thank God and and stay in touch with Kerry and they were planning on opening Abbey's place and and it has just been amazing and I share my story with anybody who will listen because I know today that it's possible missile. You haven't taken your eyes off him one second. What happens when you look at him? I just GonNa make me cry now. Now I mean he was looking. He's just perfect. I get this feeling looking at him and knowing how perfect he is but I also know that my diseases seizes stronger than that. Like I have to rely on God. I have to rely on the women in the program that have walked this journey before me and that then show
RFK’s 22-year-old granddaughter Saoirse Kennedy Hill died of an accidental drug overdose
"Authorities have determined that singer show Kennedy hill the twenty two year old granddaughter of late senator and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy died of a drug overdose WCVB television in Boston is reporting that a toxicology test Val methadone and several drugs and alcohol in her system hill was found unresponsive at the Kennedy compound on Cape Cod in
"methadone" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"So called methadone mile or about keeping Boston safe he in says police are not out to harass users a lot of these folks I don and now they don't feel that life was worth anything anymore and we have to let them know the life actually is worth something in in when they when they get in recovery when they get sober the things that they lost can come back I mean there's no question about it the city has been criticized for the perceived heavy handedness of police an operation clean sweep commissioner William cross tells WBZ the wheel chairs that officers threw away were in what he called a bio hazardous condition a sheriff in western Massachusetts is defending efforts to manage a spike in opioid related deaths is sending people to jail for a court ordered addiction treatment these are civil not criminal commitments in the program in a special wing of that hand in county jail is roughly about a year old and a county sheriff new coach she says it's been very well received what I was taught by my shoulder continually asked here what can you do to support our community I I didn't have to look any further than to start at the civil commitment treatment center it's been very well plotted by the local people the family members that people were coming through the program but for some reason people out east and people that make decisions wanna way in and say that it should happen there and I just simply say come up and see it in the car drive an hour and a half come see what we're doing because we're doing great work a civil rights group called prisoners legal services disagrees they say the forcing people into correctional facilities for treatment only stigmatizes addiction the group is suing the state to try to end the program researchers in a new report claimed that children are being prescribed an excessive amount of opioids after certain medical procedures more from CVS is of a broader kids are getting too many opioids after tonsillectomy ice a study by the university of Michigan found that between twenty sixteen and twenty seventeen sixty percent of patients under the age of eighteen who underwent the procedure we're prescribe opioid painkillers to take home that's despite guidelines that recommends non opioid alternatives such as ibuprofen the average prescription lasted six to ten days the young people in the study were all covered by private insurance another study finds that those who undergo major operations can suffer in their overall mental health major surgery doubles a person's risk of experiencing a decline in mental skills that's the bottom line to a longitudinal study of more than seven thousand people it found that those who underwent major operations were twice as likely to suffer substantial cognitive decline including in reasoning memory and language skills they've gone may be the result of brain damage from a number of factors related to the surgery including Anastasia mini strokes and inflammation by some estimates one in forty people suffers a significant decline in mental ability after a major operation Jim Chevy CBS news New York firefighter springs into action saving a child locked alone in a hot car Matthew Clinton says he found the four year old child a boy crying hysterically at a shopping center in queens scream and that it was hot and you can see the sweat on the kid's face you know I said listen I'm a fireman and then a caliber with thick Clinton grabbed a hammer shattered the glass grab the boy the boy was taken to the hospital is father was arrested on reckless endangerment this comes after the death of twin one your roles last month in the Bronx after their father left them in a hot car for the day.
Scientists peek into opioid users' brains as they try to quit
"Researchers looking into ways to help you know we are users in ways that would help their brains handle the changes caused by addiction doctor Nora Volkoff at the National Institute on drug abuse is hoping to find ways to get the damage neural networks and the brains of those addicted to opioids back to normal faster by using medication she's using a first of its kind study to prove her theory but she'll need to compare brain scans from people who quit heroin via methadone with active heroin users and those in earlier stages of treatment the problem is finding people to participate with no other health problems but she hopes the before and after scans showed truly different looking brains Alison Keyes CBS
"methadone" Discussed on Weekly Infusion
"Required. After the initial enrollment and treatment is completed after the end of World War, Two United States intelligence made an important discovery in some scientific material that was confiscated Germany, this particular. Cache contained documents that outline the development of a long acting synthetic alternative to morphine. He li- Lilly. Bought the drug to market in nineteen forty seven under the name Dollah theme. And this would soon find lasting use as it would troll treatment in the US market known as methadone methadone use as a long-term meat. Opiate addiction was spearheaded by Dr Marie nice winter and her husband Dr Vincent dole. Nice wander. Had recently published quote, the drug addict as patient in nineteen fifty-six and advocated the idea that addiction abuse should be treated as a medical problem during the chorus of treating addicts this pair discovered that despite its addictive qualities methadone had fewer negative side effects that other opiates. They also noted a reduction in problematic behaviors associated with shorter acting opiate addiction doctors, Vincent dole and marine ice wander where the pioneers method on maintenance in the early nineteen sixties and nice wander had been involved in drug treatment for a long time. She had in fact. Studied out or or trained at Lexington when she was a young physician, and then she had worked in east Harlem, she had been involved in absence oriented treatment. She written book the drug addict is patients Dole's involvement was serendipitous. Lou Thomas at the Rockefeller institute at simply asked him to take some time aside from his work on metabolic diseases and start looking into this this large and growing problem of narcotic addiction and New York City, and he agreed to do. And then he changed with nice wander. And Dr dole began what he described to me as home drum observational research. So they they had drug addicts on a ward, and they would experiment with different drugs. So they would try morphine try heroin or law under whatever. And and they tried. They tried the non and dole noticed a difference. He noticed two things one one he maintained these patients on method on they weren't constantly asking him to increase dosage, and the other thing he told me that notice is that they weren't obsessing about drugs. So when he when he tried to maintain people with morphine or or something like that shorter acting narcotic, it was all they're all all drug, swimming and get the next shot. Who's got the best dope. Allen street one put on method on they started talking about baseball has started talking about their families their their hopes to go back to school started talking about sort of normal and from that he gained insight that there was some potential there for long term rehabilitation. And then of course, they went on to write up the research in the journal American Medical association's publishing nineteen sixty five the idea caught on New York City, which a. Very serious heroin problem, the light sixties, and eventually as you know on the Nixon administration, which which got behind methadone maintenance expansion in the early nineteen seventies methadone and other opiates like heroin work by binding to the mmu opioid receptor in the brain nothing say his pill or liquid it's absorbed rapidly. But has a delayed onset is metabolized by the liver and released slowly into the bloodstream would take regularly. It prevents unpleasant withdrawal symptoms that. They don't have a half life. The amount of time. It takes to reduce the drug's presence in the body by half of a proximity. Twenty eight hours, this means that once daily dosing can be used to maintain effective levels for extended periods of time opponents of high dose long-term methadone maintenance therapy argued.
"methadone" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"Iheartradio app or wherever you listen to podcasts. Here's where it gets crazy. Not not even counting the normal people like you, and I like everybody who's ever lived the over one hundred billion normal people. Right, right. We have lost tons and tons and tons of incredibly influential historical figures over the ages, we can divvy it up into a couple of rough categories. Spoiler alert. We do not have the wherewithal to go into every single famous person who has disappeared or been hidden from history. But we can we can touch on some interesting stories that are not Jenga's con we've got stories of misplaced corpses stories of rumored burial sites and these are old old rumors to as we'll find. And then we also have stories of people who were purposely buried in secret. So let's get let's get it started with all Alexander the great. Let's get it. Started in here. Yep. Alexander the. A third of methadone is correcting great different way of saying Macedonia. It became Bago Masset on it was one of the world's this. This gentleman was one of the world's greatest military minds. Will you've probably heard of him just from classes way way back in the day. Maybe you're in one right now listening to this. If so shame on you put your phone away and not to be confused with our amazing cohort, Alex the great and yet correct now, it's great. But in this gentleman Alexander the thirds short life. He established the largest empire. The ancient world had ever seen up to that point. And it lasted that way for a while. It was decreed empire. So weird. Would you read about these people? His is monikers not ironic. He was Alex Zander, the great it was not like a little John name. And I think about congress like this every time I do something really dumb. Like this guy was died in his thirties. Took over most of the known world at the time. And two weeks ago. I fell asleep trying to put on a pair of pants. You know, what I mean, it makes you think it really it really really does. I just recently learned you know, how much I love acronyms goat greatest of all time. Yes. So he could have been alexy's the original goat Alexander. The goat. Does what I'm going to call on this is it this is it. Well, here's the thing Alexander, the great was just a regular old guy doing all this conquering with his giant armies, you know, his numerous giant armies that roamed the planet died feeling like a failure. Yeah. Did name a city after himself. Just goes to show just goes to show, we all have imposter syndrome. I all of us. No matter what you know. No matter how much you achieve how much you conquer never enough unless you get right with yourself and love yourself. And so far everybody has died. No matter what they do. It turns out life as a terminal condition except for that one guy. You remember that's different. Years ago or so you remember talking about space audit at one guy. Can't remember his name? All right. So oh in Henry at a lex. There you go immortality via cancer cells. Okay. So here's here's one of the big things. It's not exactly known or at least is debated. How he died. But it is known when he died. Yeah. Yeah. Three twenty three BC in Pailin. But, but you're raising an interesting point that we we don't know too much about how he died was it malaria was poisoning was West Nile virus there's a somewhat. Idealized romanticized account that says he died of heartbreak. Oh my gosh. That's not a thing. Oh, come on. People have died of heartbreak. It's yeah. They need to suck it up. And you know, start going to the gym. You know, you've got all this advice for these ancient people really do this time in this time in human civilization. Just surviving was like being at the gym all the time. What I'm saying though, like you with everything was getting thrown at you. How you gonna die of a broken heart? That's just sounds like giving up tonight, surprisingly cold. Hey, listen, I've been through the wringer this year last year. Yeah. Okay. I see I see what you come out the other side, though. What are your new me? What's that quote, be kind for everyone is facing?.
"methadone" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Fifty percent have underlying ADD or ADHD issue and equally that number also are struggling from depression anxiety. And so a lot of times it starts off in a desperate attempt to self medicate. You just want to feel better sometimes an addiction is the product of circumstances. A new study in the journal JAMA internal medicine finds that during the year. Twenty fifteen thirteen percent of people aged sixteen to twenty five got at least one opioid prescription and dentists were the largest single source within a year about six percent of those who got a prescription overall and ten percent of females were hooked Thomas says he sees it a lot in his young adult addiction practice, a teenager goes in for a root canal or tooth extraction. They're giving some opioids for pain relief afterwards. They find it, very helpful. In fact, they find it so helpful that it's relieving mother anxiety symptoms. They probably had. And so they get a few more resources than probably they should have a doctor prescribed opiates for a real pain condition, initially, but tolerance can develop very quickly. So when they finally a cut off by the MD who says no you had plenty of opiates. That's enough. They actually experienced withdrawal physical withdrawal. So they reach for the nearest opiate. They can find and in my town in Portland, Oregon heroin is abundant and everywhere that whole process was initiated in over fifty percent of the cases by doctor prescribed opiates for some people addicted to opioids through a prescription. The solution is yet another prescription methadone or buprenorphine to take the place of heroin or another drug Thomas doesn't like what he calls. This harm reduction approach harm reduction means I'm gonna put you on your opioid prescription rather than heroin. You're gonna come in and take a methadone clinic at the daily dose of methadone for life. And in fact, we're going to increase your dose to such a high level that every opioid receptor in your brain is loaded with opiates, you will get zero benefit euro spec. You go out and shoot up or use. It is no point because all your receptors are flooded. And therefore, we're reducing harm because you won't go out and share needles and have sex and transmit HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. We are reducing harm. It's true. There are less overdoses in those who are faithful to their program. Let me just say this to be putting young people on a life long high-dose opiates type of a lifestyle that is not health. I mean that to me is should be almost criminal despite that Thomas uses buprenorphine in treatment. But in a different way, he doesn't see it as a permanent solution. What I do in my clinic, very gradually reduced the dosed while we're monitoring them and supporting them, and they're getting counseling you doing. All the other things to help them really change their lifestyle. Right addiction is also a lifestyle disorder, and when you can deal with both the physical aspects of using the tool of you. And you're working on lifestyle issues. What are they doing for making a living house? They're living arrangement what's their support system et cetera et cetera. Then you take somebody who is looking fairly hopeless, and certainly feeling hopeless. Indeed it and get them on a path where they're now working. They have a place of residence you're paying their bills. Their driving is quite amazing speed someone's life transforming that way, changing lifestyle is Thomas's preferred way to treat all addictions. He says too often we blame the addict what's really needed is an elimination of all stress points..
Lewis Hamilton - I didn't want Mercedes team orders in Russia
"Methadone inside casts do comply rather than that the Greek. And this is not going to resolve any of the problems. Consultation guy is one thing some people just don't want to make the deal in any case today. You know, I've been speaking to a lot of people since arrived here few days ago. And this is an issue, which of course has been dragging on. You'd have thought people would have made up their minds by now, but it's still a great deal of devils
Paul Taylor, giant of modern dance, dead at 88
"Now to remember one of the most prolific and influential figures in the world of modern dance Paul Taylor the movements he created on stage were inspired, by, everyday, people doing everyday things. And that, includes people, doing nothing. At all. His approach. Turn audiences away at first but he eventually turn them around with dances he created for. The company he founded these were works that were. Eventually adopted by other dance companies around the world Paul Taylor died of renal failure yesterday in Manhattan at the age of eighty eight
"methadone" Discussed on StandUp SpeakUp by Tokii
"But as you said, was that at the time when you didn't care if you lived. Diet him about six. This. She's wearing my last relapse, taught me. It was saying, which was because I've been cleaned for such a long period of time and Bill, you know, my own 'human my family. That's most everything. I all the feelings of who out on my family and my children because I was having to get I, I didn't wanna fail. So I buy out of control. I was using his strokes could have day heroin and cry together at the same time, which took me to a completely different level as opposed to one up in using to previously the cry made it so much with. I found I was committed crimes. I've never committed in addiction previously considered hoping dealers in the past have been too scared to. At this point in, you know, in my diction, I didn't. I didn't want to commit suicide. I didn't want to do that, but I knew the life I was living. I knew I was going to end debt Eva from mount nutrition. No eight in. I'm being extremely away from being killed as drugs in some way for more of a monster news to, you know, she at this too, and this is why she with me. The chance to detox have them. I'm the doctors in the hospital, you know, six months. You know, he's not. I wasn't in in the best physical condition a lot of hospital admissions. And I mentioned previously a number of times and not complete treatment because I needed to school, you know, wanted to school and I didn't want to. I think Monica while about period in time I just want to get out of my face and I have no hope. I didn't see any way back someone resigned myself to at some point. So my whole day every day was just on Mooney scoring using and then still in the process again, and it was a very place to be an. I'm really grateful I made sounds dramatic, but it's reality, very nitty, died a Mona tation. Do you consider using suboxone or methadone to keep the cravings? How do you feel about. Suboxone methadone. Think that if I'm honest view, everybody's different, everybody recovers in a different way. And I says, I, when I got clean for ten years that was using methadone, that was ally monies to get sobriety. Super me. Yes, methadone is really addictive and withdrawal. It was a lot worse than coming off heroin. The hell of a lot longer than you buddy longer helped me methadone to step away from the life of an activated. So is able to disassociate with people who using dealers not withdrew use a heroin and try and get a normal life. And that was what led me to my career. You know, when I go employees, still methadone doing invisible reduction. So personally, for me, it worked but other people, it doesn't work and suboxone is a drug that I haven't used in detox, but I know of people who have and I say the same, I'd say, different, you know, everybody recovers differently. Everybody Rico to, you know, everybody goes into. To know everybody can do on methadone. So I think there's a place for all these different types. I think the problem that we've got is in the UK took services which state you on a methadone prescription over ruined. I'm what happens is within a year. The dukes were try and take you off and they'll juicy too quickly. And I had that happen to me a lot of times. So start withdrawing. Okay. Tons of sitting amount. So then not us, you know, was a repeated cycle. So I do think there is a place for them, but I think really dangerous. Then being a Harry United is whereas in my opinion, you know, easy to live taking methadone than it is to be living the life of an active, been just in case a lot more dangerous. To be on methadone and suboxone from what you've experienced, what you've heard. I mean, like I was at work. Exactly. So for me because my addiction before I got clean was really high. I was using very high amounts. I was given a very high amount of Fatone. I was giving a AT miles, which is if I'm on the east and I was giving what was a maintenance prescription because it tries take Melfi, say many times agreement go to work in the end..
It’s Time to Talk About the Opioid Crisis as a Women’s Health Issue
"United States battle with the opioid crisis continues more than one, hundred people still die of an opioid. Overdose every day in this country but new research, and reporting says, there's an important piece of the puzzle that addiction experts and policymakers. Have overlooked gender differences in opioid use, and addiction Aaron shoemaker is a senior enterprise reporter at huffpost. Covering the opioid crisis so more women are being prescribed opioids in a medical setting and that's a little, different than men men are also prescribed opioids in a medical setting but for women it's? Very common for that to be the entry point for addiction and then once they have opioid addiction we don't have very. Good women's specific mechanisms for treating them a lot of our treatment mechanisms have. Been designed for men and men's needs it just out of curiosity was there any demographic breakdown of the types of women that were studied for this report so this was more of. A summation of different pieces, of literature that these To yell researchers had gone through and they. Are both part of a center at Yale that, specifically, looks at disparities and women's health so they. Have over sort of all sorts of different avenues of medicine looked at ways in which women are overlooked but no it wasn't specifically broken. Out by age or race or, different demographics like that so let's talk about how different genders react to pain, and to opioids are there differences in. Our biological makeup in terms of how we men and women react to. This drug so there's some evidence that women are more susceptible, to pain stimuli to begin with but. They're also more likely to have touch points with, the medical system, so because women are involved a lot of times with child care. And child rearing like that's a situation, in which you're having touch points with the medical community and. Every time you have a touch point you're more likely to have medical interventions which can be a good, thing but also means that you are more likely to get prescriptions and in this case? That could be in prescription opioids women are also more likely to be chronic Pain patients than men are so you know. Headaches backaches, things like that which are also conditions that opioids are not particularly effective for. Despite that there's this sort of secondary problem which is that a lot. Of women feel that their pain is not being addressed so not only are we over prescribing women opioids? For conditions that opioids are not really an effective treatment for but on the flip, side that pain is still there these women are not even getting sufficient. They feel medical attention paid to the conditions that they have now what happens to women who are trying to fight an addiction are they treated the same as. Men who were fighting opioid addiction historically the, treatments that we have for addiction have, been more setup for men's needs, women traditionally tend to be at least culturally speaking caregivers in. Our society and so for women childcare is a, huge, huge piece of the puzzle if you have A woman who's trying to seek consistent addiction treatment and maybe that for her means going daily to methadone clinic if. There's not some, sort, of, avenue and support, for her to get care for her kids while she goes every single, day to get that treatment it's, going to be impossible for her to adhere to it what's the impact or what. Could the long term impact be if this, isn't addressed accurately dangerous insufficient treatment of of women when it comes. To opioid addiction I think, insufficient recognition of places in. Which we could stop women from becoming. Addicted in the first place and given that women are fifty. Percent, of the population and that's a large cohort of people that, we are sort of ignoring and under treating areas shoemaker is senior? Enterprise, reporter at huffpost covering the opioid crisis Aaron thank you thank you so much. For having me and check out our series on women's health from earlier..
Pennsylvania woman charged after baby's death blamed on drugs in breast milk
"Rodney price Cayenne NSS news a mother, stands accused of killing her, baby, with, drug, laced, breast milk a. Pennsylvania woman is charged with criminal homicide in the death of her eleven week old baby boy three months ago the bucks. County prosecutor's office says thirty year old Samantha Jones put a lethal mix of, drugs into her breast milk an autopsy, found, the, infant died from a combination of methadone amphetamine, and methamphetamine, Jones told police she had been prescribed methadone because, of the painkiller addiction she said she breastfed her son. Because she was too tired to fix a bottle a few hours later the baby, was dead, and, wells, Fox News or. Forecast, mostly cloudy a thirty percent chance of overnight showers and storms lows of Seventy-three partly sunny for Tuesday a. Forty percent chance of daytime showers highs of ninety It's mostly clear Eighty-eight n. s. s. news now I'm Dan. O'Neill number one talk, is j and, s s now, the Michael Savage show Warning the Savage Nation contains adult language adult content psychological nudity listener discretion is advised And. Now America's most exciting radio talk show the Savage Nation home of.
"methadone" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Center we dispense methadone and i'm wondering if buprenorphine has any unwanted effects if you could speak a little bit more about is it easier to taper off of buprenorphine friend and the particular needs and the homeless population generally a lot of cooccuring mental health and it's been my professional experience that you can get people off of heroin but unless you address first and foremost there there is a need for housing their rates of relapse are pretty significant thank you chris so most of our patients who take people are facing the most common thing people will say as i take it and i feel normal the challenges that normal for a lot of our patients as you were saying many of our patients have co occurring mental health disorders many of them have very severe histories of trauma and normal is not very easy to take when the your your brain and your life experience has had so much trauma in it so side effects the most common side effect is constipation we have to we have to address that otherwise not a lot of physical side effects but lots of people who have challenges when they are taking it where we really need to then start with counseling we may need to start with other medications in terms of of tapering off i think it's possible for some people to taper off buprenorphine methadone but i do wanna point out that those people who have a history of severe opioid use disorder we know eighty to ninety percent will return to using if they're not on maintenance no matter what other treatment that people get we really think of this as a treatment for chronic disease and i don't people tell people they need to take it forever i tell people that the treatment is indefinite until we come up with something better chris thanks for the question let me go next to joel in mount hamilton high joel hi so i'm a local er doctor and i've seen only minimal data ever about for stephen booth north fan from the emergency department i was wondering if you're whereas data about prescribing long acting maintenance opioid from the er any ethical consideration so emergency room yeah i think this is i think that's very consistent with our way of thinking bring the medicine to where the people are there's some great projects at san francisco general hospital and highland hospital in oakland in the emergency departments with starts in the emergency room you'll see more of that in the scientific literature in the next year the challenges not in doing the start we can train er docs we can train staff on how to do this and the challenge is in the connection back to the community and i think that's where we're learning a lot of how to effectively make that connection back to the community because you're not going to be following them up in the er if everything is working right so i think that meet people where they're at we're working in needle exchange sites were working street sites were working navigation centers and shelters and a working with colleagues who are working in emergency departments and urgent care centers so i think it's really about where the people going to be and meeting them and starting treatment where they are at well ginette rights can this medicine be used for other addictions like alcoholism is there anything like this for alcohol addiction we have a medication treatments for alcohol use disorders interestingly one of them is now tricks on which is a opioid blocker buprenorphine works well for opioid use disorder it doesn't work well for other addictions and often are patients have more than one substance use disorder one of the big challenges in the field of addiction medicine is how do.
"methadone" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Center we dispense methadone and i'm wondering if buprenorphine has any unwanted effects if you could speak a little bit more about is it easier to taper off of buprenorphine and the particular needs of the homeless population generally a lot of cooccuring mental health and it's been my professional experience that you can get people off of heroin but unless you dress first and foremost there need for housing their rates of relapse are pretty significant thank you chris so most of our patients who take people are facing the most common thing people will say as i take it and i feel normal the challenges that normal for a lot of our patients as you were saying many of our patients have co occurring mental health disorders many of them have very severe histories of trauma and normal is not very easy to take when the your your brain and your life experience has had so much trauma in it so i say side effects most common side effect is constipation we have to we have to address that i otherwise not a lot of physical side effects but lots of people who have challenges when they are taking it where we really need to then start with counseling we may need to start with other medications in terms of of tapering off i think it's possible for some people to taper off you fenian methadone but i do want to point out that those people who have a history of severe opioid use disorder we know eighty to ninety percent will return to using if they're not on maintenance no matter what other treatment that people get we really think of this as a treatment for chronic disease and i don't people tell people they need to take it forever i tell people that the treatment is indefinite until we come up with something better chris thanks for the question let me go next to joel and mount hamilton high joel hi so i'm a local er doctor and i've seen only minimal data ever about prescribing fan from the emergency department i was wondering if you're wearing any data about prescribing a long yacking maintenance opioid from the er if there are any ethical consideration so emergency room yeah i think this is i think that's very consistent with our way of thinking bring the medicine to where the people are there's some great projects at san francisco general hospital and highland hospital in oakland in the emergency departments with starts in the emergency room you'll see more of that in the scientific literature in the next year the challenge is not in doing the start we can train er docs we can train staff on how to do this and the challenge is in the connection back to the community and i think that's where we're learning a lot of how to effectively make that connection back to the community because you're not going to be following them up in the er if everything is working right so i think that meet people where they're at we're working in needle exchange sites were working street sites were working in navigation centers and shelters and a we're working with colleagues who are working in emergency departments and urgent care centers so i think it's really about where the people going to be and meeting them and starting treatment where they are at well ginette rights can this medicine be used for other addictions like alcoholism is there anything like this for alcohol addiction we have medication treatments for alcohol use disorders interestingly one of them mm is now tricks on which is a opioid blocker buprenorphine works well for opioid use disorder it doesn't work well for other addictions and often are patients have more than one substance use disorder one of the big challenges in the field of addiction medicine.
Owner, prescribers from Tosa pain clinic charged in opioids case
"Mayo clinic radio health minute i'm vivian williams more people are dying from accidental prescription opioids then from heroin cocaine combined jacker michael hooton is talking about narcotic pain relievers such as oxycodones hydrocortisone and methadone these pain relievers may help in the short term but mayo researchers found one in four patients prescribed an opioid painkiller for the first time progress to chronic use they also found that people.
Kevin Nugent, Jen and New York discussed on All News, Traffic and Weather
"Of going to different fires in different scenes are full of carcinogens and one of the problems that we became aware of is that a lot of municipalities have all machines that aren't doing the job in cleaning that turnout care effectively or many municipalities can even afford the capital expenditure to buy them any money included an amendment to the state budget wbz news time eight fifty one in new york city thirty say they've arrested a man who was stockpiling guns and fake nypd dear inside his home kevin nugent is now accused of possessing several firearms along with forty methadone till's fake police id's and other imitation police gear that's according to queens district attorney richard brown new jin's mother claims he's a collector not a police impersonator but thirties say new jen's been arrested more than twenty times since one thousand nine hundred ninety seven actor.
"methadone" Discussed on TEDTalks (audio)
"Addiction why is that why are we still stuck on the idea that the only option is to stop using that any drug use will not be tolerated why do we ignore countless personal stories and overwhelming scientific evidence that harm reduction works critics say that harm reduction doesn't stop people from using illegal drugs will actually that is the whole point after every criminal and societal sanction that we can come up with people still use drugs and far too many die critics also say that we are giving up on people by not focusing our attention on treatment and recovery in fact it is just the opposite we are not giving up on people we know that if recovery is ever going to happen we must keep people alive offering someone a clean needle or a safe place to inject is the first step to treatment and recovery critics also claim that harm reduction gives the wrong message to our children about drug users the last time i looked these drug users are children the message of harm reduction is that well drugs can hurt you we still must reach out to people who are addicted a needle exchanges not an advertisement for drug use neither is a methadone clinic or a supervised injection site what you see there are people sick and hurting hardly an endorsement for drug use let's take supervised injection sites for example probably the most misunderstood health intervention ever all we are saying is that allowing people to inject an clean dry space with fresh needles surrounded by people who care is a lot better than injecting in a dingy alley sharing contaminated needles and hiding out from police it's better for everybody.
"methadone" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"Effects that something like methadone or any of the other illicit medications would this is still a medicine though that would cause withdrawal if you stopped and so you do still need to keep taking it or taper off of it in order to just continue so all three medications really require significant eurasian with opiates in particular but addiction in general that is a huge part of what's missing is that this is a chronic disease that requires ongoing treatment the idea that someone could go to detox for a week or go to rehab for twenty eight days and the never have to do anything else for their disease is unrealistic and so for the majority of people to be successful with opioids and to be in long term recovery one of these medications is helpful i know if you can answer this question but if everyone who done last year and it's thousands and thousands of people more people than have died in car accidents shootings combined i think by an order of magnitude if everyone of those people had the ability to get one of these three courses of medication what would happen to the overdose rate you think i think it would go down tremendously i think a lot of people have tried one of these and failed and didn't know the weather options available they try them for a time and had had trouble and then they were cut off from their supply methadone is inexpensive because it's been off patent for a long time but the others are very expensive so maybe they lost access or prescription drug coverage there doctor moved out of state something happened so a lot of people have not been given adequate trials with medications and want to talk about the physiology and i wanna talk about the personal experiences i guess we could talk about policy a little bit.
"methadone" Discussed on StandUp SpeakUp by Tokii
"Yeah it's not she's not i wouldn't say she's recovered right she's just doll she's she's still you know she still struggles were web you know like i said i don't know what kind of medication and she's on me being fully recovered means that you know you've gotten past usa suboxone in your methadone as well you know to me and again i'm fighting up hill battle with you know i'm not again i i have by all the time on my page about you know might use on suboxone no methadone my views on some action to methadone are based on everything that i've seen over the last forty years method on is just a new wave of methadone i mean methadone is spock's is just a new wave of methadone and every nobody's getting on but nobody's getting off and everybody's we appreciate how are taking the time not only to share his story with us but he's also been running a website and facebook page which now has over six thousand likes trying to bring attention to the opioid epidemic i'm kinda using my story as kind of like you could believe the guy wrote ten books or you can believe someone who lived this story is forever wanted to decide whether they want to need intake this as as true as viable information from someone who's been there i mean there's no there's nothing in this for me there's no way i'm ever getting fuller to consider i've lost no way no money in the world is going to do it it's just not gonna happen so there's no alterior motive here from me but being a good guy and humanitarian trying.
"methadone" Discussed on KOMO
"Komos brian calvert the weekend several bus drivers in snohomish county were taught how to spot the signs of an opioid overdose any austin or now reach specialist for the county gave the drivers a checklist of symptoms that includes pale clammy skin and blue lips why was it so important to focus on bus drivers these people have often known the kids for years as they've shuttle them to class john a critic who trains drivers for the monroe school district tells the herald quote these kids become our kids identifying young drug abusers is crucial over a period ending in 2016 of the sixty nine hundred people treated at providence regional medical senator edward for opioid or narcotic problems 65 percent were under the age of thirty brian calvert komo news this orders of methadone injection clinics to treat those with opioid addictions are unhappy with a local cities moratorium on new clinics we get more from komo's corwin hake within the everett city limits already are dozens of clinics mostly private offering methadone injections craig scott dole says the clinics are bad news he owns in everett apartment building where he says sixty seven percent of his renters have given up their apartments in the past year and we ask them why why are you leaving and what the number one thing that comes up if it they don't feel safe spat about a methadone clinic it's about what kind of environment are we going to create downtown now the city council has approved a nine month moratorium on all new health clinics downtown including the don't injections sites debbie warfield doesn't like it and she skuld's the council i know if it was one of your children or one of your loved ones who needed treatment and that was than a veil of all you would move every obstacle to change that council members say the moratorium gives them more time to establish good policy corwin haeck komo news the des moines teenager who died while hiking in the north bend area last week was remembered over the weekend in a large emotional gathering komos patrick lynn was there how do you cope with the death of someone so young for more than two thousand friends and family young and old at this federal way church they leaned on each other and on their faith his pass away idiom mission in haiti venture sixteen year old eddie patrick died last saturday when according to search.
Opioid overdose among children nearly doubles
"Us welcome in the monday the number of children admitted to hospitals for opioid overdoses has nearly doubled since two thousand four a new study published today in the journal pediatrics found that the number of children admitted to hospitals for opioid overdose was about 1500 and four patient between 2012 in 2015 cnn says the researchers cautioned that many of these children likely overdosed after stumbling upon their parents prescription medications or lead author of the study says when they come in the kids are going to fall into one of two categories either their teenagers with intentional or drugs seeking behavior or their kids who got into their parents meds he said one of the shocking findings was that in the youngest children those under six years of age twenty percent of the ingestion were of methadone he says he sort of asked ask yourself where are they getting all this method fraught methadone is prescribed for the treatment of opioid withdrawal symptoms and also as a painkiller it's eight minutes now in front of the hour on this morning jennifer kushinka is back with more of america's first news but in the academy awards attempted to celebrate it storied history and also atoned for some of the film industry's miss treatment of women and other groups and install gina me too and last year's mistaken envelope fiasco factored in heavily during last night star studded show which gave its top honor to the fantasy romance the shape of water and let faye dunaway in warren beatty have a redo presenting the best picture award in his opening monologue jimmy kimmel joked about last year's gaffe this year when you hear you name called don't get up right away frances mcdormand won best actress 43 three billboards outside ebbing missouri gary oldman won best actor for darkest hour the union representing west virginia teacher says it's strike begun february twenty second will extend at least through today if not longer after the state senate failed to pass the res teachers are holding out for striking teacher tanya mckinney moscow anything help them but cannot live on eight hundred.
"methadone" Discussed on Ben Greenfield Fitness
"Long in the tooth with a with the length of the inner but i wanted to make sure that we we touch on this really quickly because it's super relevant and it's something that a lot of people i think no but haven't seen the science behind and that's this concept of the stuff called method methadone which is a quarter so like drug that's typically used to suppress the immune system and you state that win you give dexsa method sown to folks you see like kids for example they start to eat like crazy when they get this this quarter so like drug put into their body and that there's something about stressing quarter saw the causes overeating what exactly is going on in terms of cortisol and excess calorie intake yeah absolutely so as he said the cortisol lake drugs can cause overheating in fat gain and particularly gain of abdominal that which is the kind that you really don't want to gain and corresponding deteriorations in a bolic health those are all things you see in high court is all states whether it is induced by a drug or whether it's induced by a tumor in your a to terry actually is the most common cause and so uh i think the thing that's really interesting about this is that it relates back to the relationship between psychological stress in eating escort salzone really important stress hormone and what you see is that people who experience psychological stress when not so is different types of people in all of our bodies respond a little bit differently to uh environmental inputs in challenges and so certain people when they're psychologically stress they secrete a lot of course all other people don't secre quite as much.
"methadone" Discussed on Watch What Crappens
"The truth is there's there's just now at a difference between method in methadone for a the methadone smell antelope methadone how is getting really into my little shahbahar as parts of our mature at skid row the act is studio methadone clinic uh so in her anyway so now they are acting melissa and joe go into play pool with her couples on the couple's state a totally spontaneous activity you know here except for the fact that there was a giant poster of melissa's book in the background love italianstyle did you notice that no i did miot whipple's good for you lacquer answer is to look at most house i'm like wait a minute what is that police has now led to resist house at as a student armor for no reason that's true and also like those dead angel wings as door door handler yacht was you know she's ahead of the trend because like you're at l a people love painting those wings on their walls of people take instagram photos they think they're so original sin to reach low probably really found like the first angel ashley like ripped off his wings with like it dole to them yeah so they're playing pool and they're like hey yeah pull add selling to plus the glad we came ever i'll k seven now let me tell you i went out with saiki uh you know she suffering she suffering because you know she was crying nfl patchy suffering but we left happy and the dinah it was empty when we left you know which is a good sides self plastic wives galactic alleged leaks empty.
"methadone" Discussed on Think Again
"In other words with without that happened to prints might me on my good friend is that you have some my detox you each give michelle nor can whatever you gotta do and then they try to go cold turkey on opioids even though it's been proven to change your brain chemistry and then when they relapse they relapse back to their old dosage which is now too high for them and kills them so we we literally have the government between the between the drug courts and the fda forcing on the country a detox in dime model when there's twenty smarter ways to do it and met methadone of course is imperfect i i i like you have a personal connection to this issue i think my sister probably died as a result of methadone after many years of addiction to opioids because of phantom limb pain because of an amputation due to a childhood cancer and they they were the medical examiner was unable to determine precisely the caused but she was on methadone plus other things and methadone itself is pretty nasty so burst what my my could goals eu into your family um these type of stories and heartbreaks in tragedies are happening a red states and blue state uh when it was narcotics we said it was mostly up hidden black forever he said everybody go to prison grumman on sierra criminals is the moral failure now we're finally having a conversation about addiction at least in the opioid contact with a little bit more humane we should expand that to include all drugs but my only point isn't with us.
"methadone" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW
"And we have a special guest today the rally house they do a treatment for addiction well she wants to increase your hands off our you know do in heroin no hm mainly prescription pills them here all i'm surprised that methadone was prescribed for that but in any case she she went to methadone and methadone for those listening is the liquid that you take and it's a drug that that covers the yopie at receptors and causes you to have no withdrawal and used properly will not get you high but it quells the the desires and uh but they have weighed better stuff since then i thought people get addicted to method so you can absolutely withdrawals at salikin it can be able to heroin they can but there's a benefit to two i mean over heroin i'm not seeing a benefit there's a benefit over harry but i want to hear what he has to say first so she's been on it for three years but her dose has not increased right no it has an increase in decrease in that's what i thought maybe with decrease her dose of wing her off of it because it can't be good for your kidneys your liver all your heart okay now as far as her is she truly staying straight as oppose i mean when i say straight relative to the methadone absolutely let's get away in on on on the use of substitutes after a exercise i'm saying there are the experts and their our guest today so what are you what should croatia jr be concerned with bill i mean i think so substitute drugs like methadone and sabakh so definitely has there have their places tools and they really do bring a harm reduction value to the equation as opposed to people using illicit substances but i think the problem is when those tools aren't used in conjunction with actual treatment to treat the underlying issues of why people seeing causing those seeing his then they continue on those that i've personally seen people that have gone to methadone clinics for upwards of ten fifteen years and without that of the.
"methadone" Discussed on Pod Save the People
"Now by you know when i was running for mayor in baltimore i met with so many uh policy experts in so many people dealing with the work of addiction a recovery in the city and one of the things that i heard from advocates was at methanol clinics uh born actually it one of the things that i heard was and there was a concern about methadone clinics that people have said over indexed on meth known as being is sort of a one all of the one size fits all sort of solution in that so many of the people are using methadone either dome uh actually recovery in the end or supplement like when things i heard often in baltimore was at people were supplementing methadone with like coke for instance ray late that they were they were using other forms of a drugs while using methadone or they be a methadone for like a decade a in the end never actually transition off what's your cue to sell me understand that you are as a policy expert short so um you know i've heard this before a around medications that you know in some respects has just substituting one drug for another and that people who are on medications are not kind of firmly in recovery and you know uh the way that i took when i compare it to other diseases rate so if you're a diabetic and you need insulin and you need insulin for the rest of your life you know we we we don't um basically tell people well you know at some point you really need to transition off of insulin and you know but unfortunately methadone methadone gets a really bad rap i think in in terms of of.
"methadone" Discussed on WCTC
"Off the federal dollars it you there's no methadone there's no methadone clinic for this you've got a win them off the federal money it's in you can't cut it off immediately because then it's going to send the whole system into a complete freefall but you can't win them off of it over you know as a period of time how many of you think that they should do that in that the president should go to the people and say because they can't get me a bill on my desk that i can sign we're going to grandfather the people with the coverage that they want in place of the next 24 months and then we're going to pass a repeal and replace a bill that will drive the cost of healthcare down i call it healthcare freedom dot cutting daca affordable care now this is healthcare freedom make the decisions that you wanna make with your own healthcare you wanna smaller plan you should be able to get a smaller plan you we want a more comprehensive plan you should be able to get a more comprehensive plan if you ever preexisting can shen you are going to have to pay more in premiums just like if you you know if you're a smoker you have to pay more in premiums is that farewell life's not fair but you have to pay more in premiums that that is the way it's going to work eight five five forty laura we'll take a break mitch mcconnell looks like he does not at least right now have the votes should this be his last rodeo if he if he couldn't get this done move on to someone else maybe you as a little bit more juice in the caucus eight five five forty laura we'll get your reaction to this as the left and certain republicans continue to be russia obsessed we're results obsessed don't go away.