Health leaders believe one solution to tackle the opioid epidemic is to keep prescribers from over-prescribing. Doctors in Arkansas are keeping better tabs on what patients are taking through an online program. The Arkansas Prescription Monitoring Program isn't new, but several months ago using the tool was made mandatory by law for anyone who writes prescriptions. "Having this program essentially lets us confront them and then address those issues," said Dr. Nihit Kumar with UAMS.
As our nation is in the middle of an opioid epidemic, some patients say they found a solution. But it’s something some health professionals are calling a dangerous drug. Just this week, the Food and Drug Administration issued a strong warning on the herbal supplement, kratom. Arkansas was one of the first states to ban it. "I had a real bad skateboarding injury," said Kevin Anderson who had a dependency on opioids. Anderson works at Crazy J’s in Conway which used to sell kratom.
Just in time for veterans day, 200 soldiers who spent the last nine months deployed in the Horn of Africa are now home with their families. Arkansas Army National Guard members from the 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment were in Africa supporting operations, exercises and security programs. “He’s been waiting to see her,” said Haley Miller who welcomed her boyfriend home. Their daughter is about to turn two years old.
It's been more than a year since Arkansas voters voted in favor of medical marijuana, but the drug is still not available. Today we look at where the process of implementing medical marijuana stands and what patients need to know. Watch @THV11 at 5 and 6. https://t.co/UClaY8bkER
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".