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Opioid prescribers in Georgia get letters from U.S. Attorney

Federal prosecutors in Atlanta have put about 30 doctors on notice that they’ve been identified for prescribing opioids in significantly greater quantities or doses than their peers. The doctors, who were not publicly identified but work in the metro and

15 Years with My Pain Dr. and My Last Appointment Became My Final Appointment – National Pain Report

Editor’s Note: John Sandherr is a 58-year old man who lives near Pittsburgh, Pa. He has suffered from chronic pain for thirty years and has undergone 10 surgeries. . He is an arachnoiditis survivor and is an outspoken chronic pain advocate.

WHO | Influenza update – 325

Information in this report is categorized by influenza transmission zones, which are geographical groups of countries, areas or territories with similar influenza transmission patterns. For more information on influenza transmission zones, see the link below: Influenza Transmission Zones pdf, 659kb

WHO changes 2 strains for 2018-19 flu vaccine | CIDRAP

Following a meeting in Geneva this week, the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) flu vaccine advisory group today recommended changing two of the four components for quadrivalent vaccines to be produced for the Northern Hemisphere 2018-19 flu season. The group recommended

Flu Vaccine 2019: Will It Be Better?

After a flu season that hit hard in Australia and the United States, scientists are trying to see what lessons can be applied to the vaccine for next winter’s season.After a bad flu season in the Southern Hemisphere last fall, many in

How a startup hopes to treat the rural opioid epidemic, at a profit

When Elizabeth Zeinner turned 18, she used her savings to buy a run-down house on Conwell Street in Aurora, Indiana, a town of just under 4,000 residents on the edge of the greater Cincinnati area. Located on the banks of

Heroin And Opioid Users Hoping To Quit Turn To Black Market For Suboxone : Shots – Health News : NPR

Months in prison didn’t rid Daryl of his addiction to opioids. “Before I left the parking lot of the prison, I was shooting up, getting high,” he says. Daryl has used heroin and prescription painkillers for more than a decade.

CDC – 2018-19 | Seasonal Influenza

It is recommended that egg based quadrivalent vaccines for use in the 2019 southern hemisphere influenza season contain the following: an A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus; an A/Switzerland/8060/2017 (H3N2)-like virus; a B/Colorado/06/2017-like virus (B/Victoria/2/87 lineage); and a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus (B/Yamagata/16/88 lineage). It

WHO | Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2019 southern hemisphere influenza season

27 September 2018 It is recommended that egg based quadrivalent vaccines for use in the 2019 southern hemisphere influenza season contain the following: an A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus; an A/Switzerland/8060/2017 (H3N2)-like virus; a B/Colorado/06/2017-like virus (B/Victoria/2/87 lineage); and a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus

Wichita Falls- Normal flu season for this area

Symptoms of fall showing up in cooler temperatures in Wichita Falls might have brought on thoughts of football, pumpkin spice, Halloween – and the flu. The chills running down your spine are not likely from an actual case of influenza

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