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Medication for opioid use disorder Maine’s 2nd-most-prescribed drug

Suboxone, a medication to treat opioid use disorder, was the second-most-prescribed drug in Maine in 2016-17, according to new data released by the state this week. The fact that Suboxone would be listed alongside common medications for hypertension, asthma, acid reflux and allergies reflects the depth of the opioid crisis in Maine, experts say. Maine […]

Jury selection underway in Evans child death case from 2016

Jury selection is underway in the trial of Edward Berdan, an Evans man accused of child abuse in the January 2016 death of his 3-month-old baby girl. Prospective jury members were filling out questionnaires Monday morning. The selection process is expected to go into Tuesday morning, with opening statements possibly taking place later in the […]

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)’s Trend Unknown, Especially After Increased Shorts

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) Logo Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.08, from 0.97 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 43 investors sold Johnson & Johnson shares while 748 reduced holdings. 115 funds opened positions while 719 raised stakes. 1.70 billion shares or 7.91% less from 1.84 billion shares in 2018Q2 […]

Dysgeusia: 6 reasons you might have a metallic taste in your mouth

Metallic taste in the mouth Can’t shake off a strange metallic taste? Medically known as dysgeusia, a number of different health concerns can impact your tastebuds. Our resident pharmacist Rita Ghelani looks at the most common causes: Gum disease and poor oral hygiene Gum disease such as gingivitis or periodontitis, an abscess or tooth decay […]

Can cannabis treat Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)?

GERD takes place when the body’s lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is weak and/or relaxes improperly. Then, if this occurs, the stomach’s content can float back up into the body’s esophagus. Have you ever experienced a feeling of heartburn after finishing a meal? Or, have you felt heartburn and/or chest pain at all before? Oftentimes, heartburn […]

NEJM reports case of “Trachealization” of the Esophagus

A case study of “Trachealization” of the Esophagus has appeared in NEJM.Dr Nina Nandy at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM and associates have reported the case. Eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) is an inflammatory condition characterized by intense eosinophilic infiltration of the oesophagus and is frequently misdiagnosed as gastroesophageal reflux disease. The patients with EE […]