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Patients at Vermont center receive fentanyl test strips

August 9, 2018  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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
A pilot project is seeking to facilitate earlier identification of compounds related to the deadly fentanyl.

Five facts about workplace testing trends

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

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

May 9, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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.

Respect, not coddling, for buprenorphine patients

April 11, 2018  |  Sylvester Sviokla, MD
A physician in recovery sees patients soar with an assist from buprenorphine.

Overdose death data show growing stimulant problem

April 6, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
2015-2016 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate significant increases in overdose deaths involving stimulants.

Researchers develop convenient tests for detecting cocaine

February 14, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A Florida International University chemist and her students are developing tools to help law enforcement officers detect the presence of cocaine rapidly.

Opioid adulterants now affecting cocaine supply

December 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Reports from federal officials in Florida raise concerns about the potential deadliness of the cocaine supply.

Cocaine prominent in Florida report on drug deaths

December 4, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
According to a state of Florida report, deaths involving and caused by cocaine showed significant increases from 2015 to 2016.

Dominion Diagnostics celebrates 20 years in business

November 29, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
The drug monitoring solutions and clinical information provider for addiction treatment and behavioral health facilities has grown to 300 employees and three facilities.

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.

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.


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