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Oxytocin a potential treatment for addiction and comorbid mood disorders

April 21, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A research review published in the British Journal of Pharmacology suggests the neuropeptide oxytocin, administered as an intranasal spray, could be effective in the treatment of opioid addiction and comorbid mood disorders.

Rx Summit: Unlikely political duo teams up for science-based care

April 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Newt Gingrich and Patrick Kennedy have at least one thing in common: an absolute reverence for brain research that can inform solutions to the opioid crisis.

Rx Summit: Speakers from Congress differ on recipe for opioid crisis

April 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A congressional forum at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit had one member saying the nation can't throw money at the crisis, while another warned of dangerous directions from the nominated FDA leader.

General health clinics, specialty care will go head-to-head in opioid treatment study

April 14, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An 800-patient Treatment Research Institute (TRI) study will test whether a general health sector that created much of the opioid misuse crisis can help to solve it.

Could a device attached to the ear become a game-changer in detox?

April 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An electrical stimulation device that is approved for pain is gaining use as a method of easing withdrawal from opioids and facilitating access to longer-term treatment.

Harvard course on opioids has relevance for professionals, public

April 7, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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As part of its public health mission, Harvard Medical School's Harvard Health Publications has introduced a self-guided opioid course that is proving popular among treatment professionals and the public.

Ohio enacts limits on prescribing for acute pain

April 4, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New regulations on opioid prescribing in Ohio arrive at a time when some lawmakers are advocating even stricter limits.

Brightside Clinic hires medical director

March 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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David Kushner, DO, FACP, has been named medical director at Brightside Clinic, the buprenorphine treatment organization with offices in two Illinois communities.

Report: Risk of long-term opioid use increases in initial week of treatment

March 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Data released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) make a case for significant limits on initial prescriptions of opioids.

Study highlights threat of dual use of buprenorphine and other opioids

March 7, 2017  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN, Contributing Writer
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Research using a pharmacy database leads to striking findings about the prevalence of other opioid use during and after buprenorphine treatment.

Academic event stresses teamwork in treating opioid addiction

February 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A Maine university seeks to prepare students in a variety of health disciplines to work together in combating the effects of the opioid crisis.

Researchers quantify benefit of medication intervention in emergency care

February 14, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research suggests that opioid-addicted individuals who receive buprenorphine during an emergency medical visit show better treatment engagement for two months following the intervention.

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