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Report quantifies increase in EMS administration of naloxone

August 14, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new report indicates that emergency medical services' administration of naloxone for opioid overdose victims increased by more than 75% from 2012-2016.

Spanish version of overdose prevention toolkit now available

August 10, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has issued a Spanish-language version of its Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit for providers and communities.

Patients at Vermont center receive fentanyl test strips

August 9, 2018  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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The Howard Center's broad-based efforts to reduce opioid overdose now include distributing test strips that allow clients to identify fentanyl in the drug supply.

Federal lab works on database to identify fentanyl analogs

August 8, 2018  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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A pilot project is seeking to facilitate earlier identification of compounds related to the deadly fentanyl.

FDA offers guidance for new drug development for opioid use disorder

August 6, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Scientific recommendations from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suggest a broader approach to the evaluation of potential medication treatments for opioid use disorder.

Opioid crisis among priority topics for public health training entity

July 6, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Western Region Public Health Training Center has announced that it has received a $4 million federal grant for efforts to enhance training of the public health workforce.

Leaders call restricting methadone treatment to clinic settings outdated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.

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.

Five facts about workplace testing trends

June 27, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Results of an annual drug testing survey offer reason for concern about use of cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana.

SCE Pittsburgh: Holistic approach, healthy discussions facilitate chronic pain treatment

June 25, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Gregory Hobelmann, MD, MPH, stressed the need for a holistic approach to recovery when working with chronic pain patients, and also highlighted potential landmine discussion topics during his session at the Summit for Clinical Excellence in Pittsburgh.

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.

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