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Research seeks deeper understanding of how cocaine influences HIV

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

Troncale urges rejection of extreme positions on role of medication treatment

October 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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In his "If I were king" talk at the Moments of Change conference, the medical director at Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers advocated a balanced and comprehensive approach to combating the opioid crisis.

Data shows patterns in opioid prescribing

October 2, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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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.

Review examines effect of needle exchange, opioid treatments on hepatitis C transmission

September 27, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The conclusions of a research review on hepatitis C transmission are complicated by the presence of relatively poor-quality studies, researchers report.

FDA issues guidance on MAT drugs

September 25, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The FDA is alerting providers and patients of the dangers of combining MAT drugs with benzodiazepines, a move that follows a recent change in labeling requirements for buprenorphine to indicate patients may require indefinite treatment.

Pharma ready to share if it helps beat the opioid crisis

September 18, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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A public-private partnership will advance new choices for medication assisted treatment for those with opioid use disorders as well as non-addictive drugs for pain.

Drug similar to naltrexone shows promise in early research

September 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Research on mice leads to speculation that a drug similar to naltrexone could eventually help to prevent alcohol dependence in young drinkers.

Opioid treatment programs growing, and expanding into other medications

August 23, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
Today's opioid treatment programs (OTPs) are increasingly likely to be offering buprenorphine and injectable naltrexone treatment in addition to methadone.

NCAD: Doctor attacks misconceptions about opioid addiction medications

August 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The owner of Addiction Recovery Resources in Louisiana discussed why it makes sense to integrate 12-Step and medication approaches to opioid addiction treatment.

Stigma apparent in physician replies to survey on buprenorphine prescribing

August 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A 2016 physician survey on the prescribing of buprenorphine does indicate that counselors and other specialty providers could help physicians overcome reluctance to prescribe the opioid dependence treatment.

Rapid-access clinics reduce emergency department visits in Ontario

July 25, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Seven rapid-access clinics in Ontario are providing a transition between emergency departments and primary care in the treatment of opioid and alcohol addictions.

Marrying science and design to improve access to naloxone

July 24, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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University professors used their collective talents to create a device allowing easy access to the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone.

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