Expertise
Naloxone: Awareness, Access, and Stigma  |  April 10, 2017

Naloxone, also known as Narcan or Evzio, is a drug that temporarily reverses respiratory depression from opioid overdose.  State laws vary, but naloxone is often available without a prescription from a pharmacist and comes as an injectable or nasal spray.  First-responders, including paramedics, police officers, and firefighters, carry naloxone, but the law enforcement and behavioral…

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Let’s Trump Addiction: a Push for Treatment and Support  |  February 28, 2017

Today, a non-partisan group called Advocates for Opioid Recovery (AOR) is launching an aggressive social media campaign around the hashtag #LetsTrumpAddiction. The effort intends to draw President Trump’s attention to the urgent national need for an evidence-based treatment system for opioid addiction. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the opioid epidemic takes 91 American…

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Opioid Misuse is a National Concern: axial Visits DC  |  January 27, 2017

Chairman and CEO, John Donahue, represented axialHealthcare on the The Hill in Washington, DC this week at the New Frontier for Mental Health and Addiction. The event, hosted by Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), focused on eliminating the existing disparity in care for those suffering from mental health disorders and offered guidance for making safe and…

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Behind the Music with Rascal Flatts  |  November 2, 2016

Last Thursday night, some lucky members of the axialHealthcare team and a few of our valued partners had the opportunity to attend Behind the Music, a benefit concert for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital (MCJCH) at Vanderbilt. Behind the Music is a yearly fundraising event hosted by the award-winning country band, Rascal Flatts. This year’s…

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Prescription Drug Disposal: the How and Why  |  October 21, 2016

Prescription drug misuse is a significant problem among Americans, particularly teenagers. Two thirds of teenagers who misuse prescription medications first obtain them from medicine cabinets. Americans fill an average of 4.3 billion prescriptions per year, but over 40% of these prescription medications are never used. This means unused medications are either stored indefinitely in medicine cabinets where…

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Opioid Use in Children  |  September 27, 2016

While children don’t experience episodes of pain at rates equal to that of adults, 10% of children 5-15 years old and up to 28% of adolescents ages 15-19 years old experience migraines. Tonsillectomies, wisdom teeth extractions and sports-related injuries are other common causes of childhood pain. However, research focused on the epidemiology, etiology, and treatment…

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