72,000 Overdose Deaths: An Update on the Opioid Crisis

New estimates from the Centers for Disease Control show that about 72,000 (197 per day) Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017, a marked increase from the 66,000 (180 per day) drug overdose deaths in 2016, and 54,000 in 2015 (148 per day). Two factors are thought to have contributed to this overall rise in […]

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Drug Shortages

    Read more here: Modern Medicine Network More hospitals and pharmacies are reporting problems with patient care due to drug shortages brought on by the FDA’s recent regulations on prescription medications. The highest quality of patient care is a priority for every healthcare institution and provider in the United States. Nevertheless, drug shortages can […]

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The Importance of Opioid Education

On May 26, 2018, USA Today’s Joel Shannon reported that the Nebraska State Patrol seized a record-setting 118 pounds of fentanyl. That’s enough to kill every person in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego and Dallas combined. Read more here: USA Today Article While this drug seizure is a monumental achievement, […]

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Naloxone (Narcan)

Naloxone is a drug to prevent drug overdose and is now sold in pharmacies over the counter. In this blog, we are going to discuss how opioids interact with the brain, and how Naloxone can help reverse these effects to counter opioid overdose. First, let’s discuss how opioids enter our body and interact with our […]

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Opioids and the Elderly

  As we get older, our bodies change in ways that affect our ability to clear and process medications. Some of these physiological changes include decreased metabolic rate, decreased lean body mass, and decreased total body water. Additionally, the kidneys and liver can have difficulty clearing metabolites of opioid and other drugs. These are natural […]

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Opioids and Pregnancy

  When expecting a child life can get a little complicated. As parents, we make many sacrifices for our children; mothers in particular often make significant changes to their lifestyles during pregnancy. Avoiding alcohol and smoking are common changes, but have you considered changing the prescriptions you are taking? Opioids, in particular, can pose risks […]

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Alternative Treatments to Pain

Opioids are powerful and effective medications that can be safe if you understand how they affect your body and interact with your lifestyle. Our goal at ProveIt! is to enable patients to take opioid medication safely considering all factors. That is why we are happy to introduce the first in a series of posts discussing […]

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Meet the Team [Part 3]

ProveIt! is a local healthcare technology company with the sole goal of ending the opioid crisis in America. Within this blog, you have seen a background on the company, and the CEO. Additionally, we have discussed the environment and fundamentals of the opioid crisis. Given that foundation, we now would like you to meet the […]

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Meet the Team [Part 2]

  ProveIt! is a local healthcare technology company with the sole goal of ending the opioid crisis in America. Within this blog, you have seen a background on the company, and the CEO. Additionally, we have discussed the environment and fundamentals of the opioid crisis. Given that foundation, we now would like you to meet […]

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Meet the Team [Part 1]

ProveIt! is a local healthcare technology company with the sole goal of ending the opioid crisis in America. Within this blog, you have seen a background on the company, and the CEO. Additionally, we have discussed the environment and fundamentals of the opioid crisis. Given that foundation, we now would like you to meet the […]

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