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Addressing stimulants on several fronts

July 11, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Some leaders appear to be trying to get out in front of troubling trends in stimulant use.

Study: Methadone, buprenorphine after overdose improve survival rates

July 10, 2018  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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A Massachusetts study found that opioid overdose survivors who received methadone or buprenorphine following an overdose showed reduced deaths from subsequent overdoses.

Leaders call restricting methadone treatment to clinic settings outdated

July 5, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A commentary suggests that the Controlled Substances Act should be amended to allow some office-based physician practices to prescribe methadone for opioid dependence.

Compound showing promise in early alcohol studies

July 2, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Researchers have tested in rodents a compound that could ultimately treat the most severe cases of alcohol dependence.

Connecticut targets youths in new opioid addiction program

July 2, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Connecticut officials have launched a federally supported opioid addiction treatment initiative for individuals ages 21 and under.

It's time to be proactive on stimulant use

June 19, 2018  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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Better surveillance and prevention efforts might be needed in order to head off what could become the next drug epidemic.

Timing uncertain on introduction of generic Suboxone film

June 18, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Two companies have received federal approval to market generic versions of Suboxone film, but ongoing patent litigation could slow their arrival to the market.

Keep trying, whatever it takes

June 15, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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John Koch's path to recovery speaks to the importance of staying with the patient throughout the course of the illness.

Police leaders issue 10-point plan for opioid crisis response

June 7, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Recommendations in a new report from police departments that are redefining their approach to the opioid crisis range from referring individuals to medication-assisted treatment to exploring the merits of supervised injection sites.

Study of gene expression offers hope in search for cocaine treatment

June 6, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A research team went to great lengths to identify potential targets for a treatment for cocaine dependence.

FDA seeks to fuel new responses to opioid crisis

May 31, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Food and Drug Administration has announced an innovation challenge to spur development of a range of products to assist in the response to the opioid epidemic.

Settlement clarifies discrimination for buprenorphine use

May 18, 2018  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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A Legal Action Center expert says a recent settlement sets a precedent, indicating that refusing to treat individuals solely based on their addiction disorders will be considered discrimination.

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