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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
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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.

Addiction groups target primary care in effort to boost opioid crisis response

February 5, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Groups led by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry say primary care organizations need substance use disorder training that goes beyond simply certifying more prescribers.

Research group highlights wastewater testing as part of opioid crisis response

February 2, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Mathematica Policy Research has been studying whether wastewater testing can provide information on opioid use trends in a timelier fashion than traditional surveys.

Resistance remains to tackling opioid crisis in Appalachian region

January 22, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new report based on discussions with experts and community members suggests that stigma continues to hamper responses to the opioid crisis in hard-hit Appalachian communities.

Caron's new medical center speaks to complex care needs

December 6, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Caron Treatment Centers has established a medical hub on its main campus as it continues to see cases of growing complexity.

FDA seeks to encourage development of abuse-deterrent opioid formulations

November 24, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week announced several steps designed to remove barriers to access to abuse-deterrent formulations of opioids.

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