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    Opioid Corporation

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    Opioid Corporations "More adults use prescription painkillers than cigarettes, smokeless tobacco or cigars combined" (Katel). The prescription opioid epidemic is one that has gotten nothing but worse since its start in 2000. Unlike most drug epidemics, the forefront of this issue are legal drug manufacturers. “The massive prescription drug industry, which last year sold $294 billion worth of medicine worldwide, including $177.5 billion in the United States.”(Katel). With these corporations having

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    Opioids Essay

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    drugs that are used for chronic pain. Opioids are substances that are used to relieve pain by binding opiate receptors throughout the body, and in the brain. These areas in the brain control pain and also emotions, producing a feeling of excitement or happiness. As the brain gets used to these feelings, and the body builds a tolerance to the opioids, there is a need for more opioids and then the possibility of addiction. There are different forms of Opioids manufactured such as Morphine, Oxycodone

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    The Opioid Crisis

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    The Opioid Crisis in America The opioid crisis which is also known as opioid epidemic refers to the rapid increase in the use of non-presription and prescription opioids in the U.S. Opiates are analgesic drugs which include those that are naturally derived from opium, like heroinee, morphine, and opioids. Synthetic and semi-synthetic drugs such as Vicodin, Percocet, fentanyl, and OxyContin also fall under opioids. Opioids Statistics in the United States In reference to Drug Enforcement Administration

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    Opioids are used as pain relievers and although it does the job, there are adverse side effects. Opioids are frequently used in the medical field, allowing doctors to overprescribe their patients. The substance can be very addicting to the dosage being prescribed to the patient. Doctors are commonly prescribing opioids for patients who have mild, moderate, and severe pain. As the pain becomes more severe for the patient, the doctor is more likely to increase the dosage. The increasing dosages

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    Opioids In Nursing

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    Pain Management and Opioids Many people around the world have pain they are dealing with. Sometimes the pain in unbearable, other times it is easily taken care of, and then there are times when people become addicted to medications because of the pain. “More than 30% of Americans have some sort form of acute or chronic pain,” noted by Longo, Volkow & Mclellan (2016). Opioids are one of the main pain medications given to patients who struggle with acute or chronic pain. Longo, Volkow & Mclellan

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    Essay On Opioids

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    For a long time, opioids have been the go-to treatment for patients dealing with many different types of pain. While opioids are good at their job, they also come with a host of dangerous side effects. Long-term opioid use has incredibly detrimental effects on patients. These effects are responsible for creating the current opioid crisis afflicting Canada. What Are Opioids? Before delving into side effects, it’s important to understand what an opioid is. Opioids are synthetic substances that mimic

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    Opioid Crisis

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    In the present day there is a harsh stigma towards the use of opioid narcotic medication. Stories of addiction and overdose are passed around. The media is brimming with panic over the use of these medications. By and large, this can be seen as more of an overdose crisis than an opioid crisis. Federal and medical guidelines for prescribing opioid medications have changed drastically over the last several years because of this epidemic. Unfortunately, due to the increasing level of abuse that these

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    year 2015 opioids played a part in 33,091 deaths. Now you may ask what an opioid is. An Opioid is a compound that binds to opioid receptors in the body to reduce the amount of pain. There are four main categories of opioids, one being natural opioid analgesics including morphine and codeine, and semi synthetic opioid analgesics, including oxycodone, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, and oxymorphone. The second category being methadone, a synthetic opioid, the third category being synthetic opioid analgesics

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    Opioids Case Study

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    The abuse of and addiction to opioids and the current epidemic in America. Opioids are a class of drugs which have been used since ancient times to reduce pain. Although opiates are derived from opium and opioids refer to synthetic drugs created to emulate opium, nowadays the term opioid is used for the entire family of drugs including natural, synthetic and semi-synthetic. Opium is an extract of the exudate derived from seedpods of the poppy plant, Papaver somniferum. The opium poppy is native to

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    manage a patient’s pain today, particularly endemic to the United States, and this issue is prescription of opioid painkillers. For those who are unaware, opioids are a class of drug derived from the poppy plant, the same plant used to make heroin, and for pharmaceutical company’s morphine, Codeine, Vicodin, and Oxycodone. All opioids bind to neurons in the brain that receive pain called opioid receptors which stops pain directly at the neural level. This is necessary in hospitals when being used for

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