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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.

Gateway Rehab medical director dies at 62

June 13, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Neil Capretto, DO, was a longtime voice for compassionate patient care and medical education in addictions.

Opioid misuse compromises effectiveness of alcohol treatments

June 11, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An analysis of data from a comprehensive study of alcohol dependence has found poorer alcohol use outcomes among patients who misused opioids or used marijuana.

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.

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.

Substance misuse on the rise as boomers age

May 31, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Baby boomers, who historically have outpaced other generations in illicit substance use, face additional health risks associated with aging.

Report: An opioid settlement would demand new approaches to addiction

May 24, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Leading policy and advocacy groups argue that any dollars from an opioid settlement should support new science-based services, including treatment integrated into general medicine.

New rules are causing more pain

May 21, 2018  |  Roland Reeves, MD
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Providers and patients have not been sufficiently prepared to deal with a changing mindset about the use of prescription pain medication.

FDA approves non-opioid for opioid withdrawal symptoms

May 17, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first non-opioid medication for the treatment of painful opioid withdrawal symptoms.

At groundbreaking company, applicants who fail drug test get a second chance

May 9, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A technology company with an Indiana manufacturing plant decided it no longer made sense to let prospective employees slip away because of the opioid crisis.

Program targeting opioid-affected newborns decreases cost of care

May 8, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research indicates that multidisciplinary care for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome can substantially reduce the cost of care.

Separate unit for opioid disorder treatment builds fellowship

May 7, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Caron Treatment Centers responded to patient concerns about isolation by establishing a treatment unit devoted exclusively to opioid use disorders.

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