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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.

Compound shows promise for curbing alcohol withdrawal

May 10, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin are developing a drug compound that targets a receptor not previously linked with alcohol.

Research on endocannabinoids could uncover treatments for cocaine addiction

May 10, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Researchers will study the role of a binding protein in contributing to the effects of cocaine abuse on the brain.

Separate unit for opioid disorder treatment builds fellowship

May 7, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Caron Treatment Centers responded to patient concerns about isolation by establishing a treatment unit devoted exclusively to opioid use disorders.

Free programs on addiction issues available to nurses

May 3, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Several free continuing-education programs addressing addiction and the opioid crisis will be available to nurses during National Nurses Week.

New research quantifies problem of prescription stimulant misuse

April 18, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Data derived from national surveys indicate that the problem of prescription stimulant misuse among U.S. adults numbers in the millions.

Study explores challenge of initiating patient on injectable naltrexone

April 17, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research offers hope for those who might assume it is too difficult to transition an opioid-dependent patient to injectable naltrexone in a community-based setting.

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