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NIH, private partners team up on opioid crisis initiative

June 19, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced a partnership with private entities on a three-faceted scientific initiative to address the opioid crisis.

Olympian-turned-WWE star Kurt Angle relentless in recovery

April 24, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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Now sober after addiction derailed his career and devastated his family, Kurt Angle, an Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler and recently inducted WWE Hall of Famer, has his sights set on a new goal: helping others in recovery.

Rx Summit: Unlikely political duo teams up for science-based care

April 19, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Newt Gingrich and Patrick Kennedy have at least one thing in common: an absolute reverence for brain research that can inform solutions to the opioid crisis.

Rx Summit: Local solutions to crisis require collective effort

April 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Small counties in California are reducing improper opioid prescribing and expanding addiction treatment through the efforts of groups that include an insurer and a major foundation.

Could a device attached to the ear become a game-changer in detox?

April 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An electrical stimulation device that is approved for pain is gaining use as a method of easing withdrawal from opioids and facilitating access to longer-term treatment.

Harvard course on opioids has relevance for professionals, public

April 7, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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As part of its public health mission, Harvard Medical School's Harvard Health Publications has introduced a self-guided opioid course that is proving popular among treatment professionals and the public.

Ohio enacts limits on prescribing for acute pain

April 4, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New regulations on opioid prescribing in Ohio arrive at a time when some lawmakers are advocating even stricter limits.

Report: Risk of long-term opioid use increases in initial week of treatment

March 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Data released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) make a case for significant limits on initial prescriptions of opioids.

Study highlights threat of dual use of buprenorphine and other opioids

March 7, 2017  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN, Contributing Writer
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Research using a pharmacy database leads to striking findings about the prevalence of other opioid use during and after buprenorphine treatment.

Potent carfentanil will move to China's banned list

February 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Chinese officials have expedited a review process to place the deadly opioid carfentanil on its controlled substances list.

New Jersey opioid law mandates prescriber discussions with young patients

February 8, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Advocates believe a newly adopted New Jersey law designed to educate youths and their families about the dangers of opioid addiction could add momentum for other opioid-focused legislation.

Specialty provider sees increasingly receptive audience in general medicine for addiction training

January 5, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The medical director at Caron Treatment Centers reports that today's young physicians are much more likely than their predecessors to address patients' substance use concerns head-on.

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