Posts Tagged ‘opioids’

October 18th, 2019

Young people treated in general emergency departments more likely to be prescribed opioids

Researchers say young people seen in a general emergency department are three times more likely to be given an opioid prescription compared with similar young people treated in pediatric emergency departments. Contact: Stephanie Hedt at (213) 821-4555 or hedt@healthpolicy.usc.edu or Jenesse Miller at (213) 810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu Children, adolescents and young adults treated in pediatric […]

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October 8th, 2019

Researchers investigate why certain brains are more vulnerable to addiction

Study authors say advancements in brain science can help identify vulnerable individuals before they’re exposed to addictive substances like opioids.  Contact: Jenesse Miller at (213) 810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu In a report published today, researchers in neuroscience, addiction and behavioral health laid out the latest research into what makes individuals vulnerable to substance abuse and dependency, […]

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