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June 2019

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June 30, 2019

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What is naloxone? Naloxone is a pure opioid antagonist. It is capable of reversing the respiratory depression, hypotension and sedation seen in opioid overdoses, however, it cannot reverse the respiratory…
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June 29, 2019

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Does morphine get excreted in breast milk? Yes. Morphine can be excreted in breast milk. In August 2006, Koren et al. reported a case of a healthy 13-day-old breastfed baby…
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June 28, 2019

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Can drugs be detected in the meconium of a newborn? Yes. Toxicology screens can be performed on the meconium and can possibly help healthcare providers determine which drugs a parturient…
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June 27, 2019

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What are endocannabinoids? Endocannabinoids (also called endogenous cannabinoids) are endogenous agonists of the receptors to which tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) also binds. Two of the most well-studied endocannabinoids are derivatives of arachidonic…
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June 26, 2019

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What is the endocannabinoid system? The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a homeostatic regulatory system that influences multiple physiological processes, including the modulation of pain, seizure threshold, appetite, mood and other…
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June 25, 2019

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Describe cannabinoid receptor-1 (CB1). The CB1 receptor is a G protein receptor that serves as a target for both endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids (plant derived cannabinoids). The CB1 receptor is very…
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June 24, 2019

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What is 1-800-662-HELP? 1-800-662-HELP is the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) substance abuse problem help line. See Answer See Answer
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June 23, 2019

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Can opioid addicts, who are experiencing pain, benefit from opioid therapy? Yes. According to the American Academy of Pain Management, opioids can successfully treat pain due to various painful illnesses,…
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June 22, 2019

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Does coating the aspirin reduce the risk of irritation and bleeding of the gastric mucosa? Among healthy volunteers, enteric-coated aspirin has been reported to cause less gastric erosion and micro-bleeding…
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June 21, 2019

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Which population is at greater risk of opioid overdose - the Medicaid patient population or the non-Medicaid patient population? According to the CDC, Medicaid populations are at greater risk of…