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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
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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.

Three keys to lowering mortality rates in opioid disorder patients

July 21, 2017  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
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New research has found that providing psychosocial counseling and avoiding prescribed opioids or benzodiazepines are among the variables that can reduce mortality rates in opioid use disorders. Medication treatment did not affect death rates.

ADHD patients' substance use risk lower in medicated periods

July 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Researchers have found that individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at lower risk of alcohol or drug abuse when they are taking ADHD medications.

Report offers state-by-state breakdown of non-medical prescription drug use

July 14, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows that the prevalence of non-medical use of prescription opioids in 2012-2014 was highest in Oklahoma and lowest in Minnesota.

Partnership in R.I. will accelerate buprenorphine training

July 13, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An expanded addictions curriculum in Brown University's medical school will allow some young doctors to qualify immediately to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid dependence.

Drug maker agrees to stop selling Opana ER because of misuse

July 7, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Endo Pharmaceuticals on Thursday agreed to remove its long-acting Opana ER pain drug from the market, following an FDA request that it stop selling the product because of incidents of misuse.

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