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Gateway Rehab medical director dies at 62

June 13, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Neil Capretto, DO, was a longtime voice for compassionate patient care and medical education in addictions.

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.

Substance misuse on the rise as boomers age

May 31, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Baby boomers, who historically have outpaced other generations in illicit substance use, face additional health risks associated with aging.

New rules are causing more pain

May 21, 2018  |  Roland Reeves, MD
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Providers and patients have not been sufficiently prepared to deal with a changing mindset about the use of prescription pain medication.

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.

RX Summit 18: NIH unveils opioid-focused research initiative

April 4, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The new Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HELP) initiative could include collaborative demonstration projects in states hardest hit by the opioid epidemic.

Oral health an additional concern for providers to chew on

March 22, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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An overlooked aspect of substance use disorders is the havoc they wreak on users’ teeth and gums, leaving them more susceptible to additional health concerns.

No time for petty conflict amid an opioid crisis

March 12, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The opening session of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) conference emphasized putting to rest old internal conflicts about treatment.

Study in Israel finds benefits from medical marijuana for pain

February 16, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
news
Elderly patients with chronic pain reported symptom improvement and enhanced quality of life in a six-month study using medical cannabis.

SCE Arizona: Pain patients must focus on quality of life

February 15, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Mel Pohl of the Las Vegas Recovery Center tells Summit for Clinical Excellence attendees to focus on the level of function when treating pain.

Arizona Opioid Summit: Law enforcement, practitioners seek solutions

February 15, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The rise of fentanyl, the role of trauma and changes to prescribing guidelines highlight the Arizona Opioid Summit at the Summit for Clinical Excellence.

Nurses, peers pivotal to health system's opioid disorder initiative

February 12, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Leaders at Christiana Care Health System say efforts to identify and address opioid use disorders in hospital settings should not be confined to the emergency room.

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