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New York regulators pave the way for expanded detox

March 6, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
At least temporarily, New York hospitals will receive relief from state requirements associated with providing hospital-based detox services to opioid-dependent patients.

Research pinpoints areas with serious provider shortage to combat opioid crisis

February 27, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
An analysis comparing buprenorphine provider capacity and opioid overdose deaths identifies significant provider shortages in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions.

Funding available for SBIRT initiatives

January 2, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Federal officials expect to award grants to up to eight organizations in the latest round of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment funding.

Caron's new medical center speaks to complex care needs

December 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Caron Treatment Centers has established a medical hub on its main campus as it continues to see cases of growing complexity.

Study probes alcohol's role in liver disease

November 28, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
New research concludes that alcohol use and metabolic factors work in combination to contribute to the development of liver disease.

States eye adding gabapentin to controlled substance list

November 22, 2017  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN, Contributing Writer
Reports of increasing misuse of gabapentin, usually in combination with opioids or other drugs, have caught the attention of a number of state regulators.

Hospital boosts opioid patients' rapid access to medication

November 14, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The experience of Boston Medical Center bolsters evidence that hospitalized patients with opioid use disorders can be successfully initiated on medication before discharge.

Integrity House sees hospital role as timely in fighting opioid crisis

October 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Integrity House has partnered with a community behavioral health organization and a medical school to assume operations of a major county-owned hospital in New Jersey.

Lakeview Health launches pain recovery program

October 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Florida facility's new service for patients experiencing addiction and chronic pain will include a process group focused on pain recovery and peer support.

Research seeks deeper understanding of how cocaine influences HIV

October 9, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A five-year research project could lead to more effective biomarkers for cocaine use and new therapeutic strategies for users with or without HIV.

Data shows patterns in opioid prescribing

October 2, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Researchers have identified patterns in opioid prescribing nationwide, noting that the variations discovered aren't tied to clinical factors, bur rather are tied to factors such as age or insurance source.

Analysis suggests role for alcohol in abdominal aortic aneurysm risk

September 13, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
An analysis of published studies indicates that alcohol use may have a role in the risk of developing an abdominal aortic aneurysm.


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