FDA Plans To Lower Nicotine Content In Cigarettes To Non-Addictive Levels
AC Milan's Calhanoglu calls referee Arsenal's 'man of the match' in defeat
Stephen Hawking had a savage sense of humour, Twitterati share instances
PH formal letter of withdrawal from ICC sent to UN
Child opioid overdoses have almost doubled since 2004
07 March 2018, 07:23 | Rodolfo Wallace
"Children accidentally getting into medications is not a new phenomenon but this is probably a reflection of the massive amount of drugs, opioid drugs, that are available to children in the community", explained Dr. Kane, one of the study's authors.
The researchers used the information registered by the Pediatric Health Information System Database and noticed more than 3,600 cases of opioid overdose have been registered in more than 30 pediatric hospitals in the US.
The new study found a similar increase in patients requiring intensive treatment, rising from 367 to 643 in the final years.A small fraction of the almost 4.2 million hospitalizations of children during the study involved opioids, but 43 percent of these opioid-related stays required intensive treatment.
The study considered the records of children age one to 17, CNNreports, and found 1,504 opioid overdose admission between 2012 and 2015, an nearly doubling from the 797 between 2004 and 2007. Of those patients, 37% required mechanical ventilators to assist breathing, and 20.3% required medication to raise dangerously low blood pressure.
Robin Parsons, Chief Clinical Officer at Fairbanks Addiction Treatment Center, says she's also not surprised at the increased number of child hospitalizations.
"Current efforts to reduce prescription opioid use in adults have not curtailed the incidence of pediatric opioid ingestion, and additional efforts are needed to reduce preventable opioid exposure in children", the authors wrote.
French foreign minister in Iran amid missile criticism
Iran claims that it will continue its programs despite the pressure from the United States and other Western countries. His comments came after Le Drian's controversial comments about Iran's missile program ahead of his trip to Tehran .
Kent homes without water after pipes burst
Some areas are worse hit than others, but people are urged to use a little water as possible to help things get back to normal. Not all areas are affected equally, but significant numbers of customers are now without water or have low pressure.
So, Ryan said, it is important for providers who prescribe methadone to talk with patients about safely using the medication at home.
Last Updated: March 05, 2018. She also cites a recent estimate that put the total societal cost of opioid overdoses at $504 billion per year-nearly 3% of the US gross domestic product. The opioids cited in the cases ranged from prescription painkillers to heroin and methadone.
Sessions have directed the PIL Task Force to establish a working group to improve coordination and data sharing across the federal government to better identify violations of law and patterns of fraud related to the opioid epidemic; evaluate possible changes to the regulatory regime governing opioid distribution; and recommend changes to laws. Synthetic opioid overdoses killed 20,000 people in 2016, the CDC says.
"We will use criminal penalties".
But while the focus is usually on adults, children have become "the second wave of victims", Kane said.
Scott McTominay commits global future to Scotland
Jose Mourinho clearly trusts the 21 year old and has praised him, exciting supporters who hope he can become a future United star. According to multiple reports, McTominay has decided to choose his father's native land of Scotland over his own home country.
Amazon mulling checking-account like product with big banks
However, the move would not mean Amazon itself becoming a bank, but rather a white label arrangement with the US's biggest lender. Amazon didn't immediately respond to an emailed request for comment outside of normal business hours in Seattle.
Apple's Own High-End Headphones Could Be Delayed
Although the plans could change, Apple is reportedly targeting a release that could be "as early as the end of this year". With the extremely popular AirPods and newly released HomePod , Apple has swiftly invaded the audio industry.
Merkel vows to work for the 'good of Germany'
The SPD treasurer, Dietmar Nietan (left), and temporary party leader, Olaf Scholz, announce the results of the poll in Berlin. Under a "yes" vote, Merkel would likely be re-elected chancellor by the Bundestag, or lower house of parliament, on March 14.
Copy-Jet Ski victor Mark Bridges had the best Oscar night
One of the biggest box-office winners to receive major nominations-"Get Out"-won Best Original Screenplay for Jordan Peele". She urged stars to demand inclusion riders - requirements for gender or racial diversity - in their contracts.