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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.

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.

Hazelden Betty Ford brings MAT model to Kentucky jail

July 24, 2018  |  Julie Miller
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Kenton County Detention Center launched residential addiction treatment in 2015, but now for the first time, it will apply Hazelden Betty Ford's COR-12 (Comprehensive Opioid Response with the 12 Steps) program.

Study: Methadone, buprenorphine after overdose improve survival rates

July 10, 2018  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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A Massachusetts study found that opioid overdose survivors who received methadone or buprenorphine following an overdose showed reduced deaths from subsequent overdoses.

Leaders call restricting methadone treatment to clinic settings outdated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.

Compound showing promise in early alcohol studies

July 2, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Researchers have tested in rodents a compound that could ultimately treat the most severe cases of alcohol dependence.

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.

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.

Study of gene expression offers hope in search for cocaine treatment

June 6, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A research team went to great lengths to identify potential targets for a treatment for cocaine dependence.

Collaboration will enhance focus on relationship between HIV and substance use

June 5, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research will address the relationship between HIV/AIDS and substance use disorder under a new National Institutes of Health grant award.

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.

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.

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