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CDC Urges Doctors to Limit Opioid Prescriptions
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img source: thesleuthjournal With the rise in fatal overdoses from prescription opioids and heroin, the government is proposing new guidelines and urging primary-care to find alternative approaches to controlling chronic pain in patients.  A new report showed a, “surge of drug-related overdoses in 2014”, showing once more how this epidemic of addiction and dependency on pills is still prevalent in our society. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is striving to remind doctors that starting a patient on an opiate is a decision that should not be taken lightly; other methods such as physical therapy or non-opioid analgesics should...

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Failed Drug Test Suspends Pitcher
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Atlanta Braves pitcher Andre McKirahan was recently suspended for 80 games without pay for using the performance enhancing substance Ipamorelin - which releases growth hormone. This is the second time in less than three weeks that a Braves pitcher has been suspended for performance enhancers. It will be interesting to see how the Braves will proceed as McKirahan has been in and out of the lineup in recent years with injuries and suspensions. Read more about it [here]

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