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Creator of genetic risk test for addiction takes steps in market

August 7, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Texas-based developer of the Genetic Addiction Risk Score (GARS) test has entered the commercial market and has received a broad-based patent.

Liver cancer outcomes compromised in patients with alcohol problems

March 28, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research has found that liver cancer patients whose cancer was related to alcohol use had worse survival outcomes than other patients with the disease.

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.

Why the brain is the new frontier

February 6, 2018  |  Jill Sederstrom
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The goal of the ABCD study is to learn more about how experiences in adolescence, such as substance use, screen time, sleep or participation in sports, impact brain development and ultimately factor into social, behavioral and health outcomes.

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.

Funding available for SBIRT initiatives

January 2, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Federal officials expect to award grants to up to eight organizations in the latest round of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment funding.

Screening tool digs deeper into opioid risk assessment

September 26, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A university and a justice services center have teamed up on a screening tool designed to offer a more precise assessment of opioid overdose risk and treatment need.

Analysis suggests role for alcohol in abdominal aortic aneurysm risk

September 13, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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An analysis of published studies indicates that alcohol use may have a role in the risk of developing an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

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.

Predictive testing company under fraud investigation

June 12, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Proove Biosciences, which markets technology designed to predict a patient's response to opioid dependence medications and other drugs, has had its office headquarters raided in an apparent healthcare fraud probe.

Groups release clinical guide to hepatitis C testing

May 22, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The new Guide to Hepatitis C Testing includes testing recommendations and information on diagnostic and billing codes.

Role-playing technology assists health providers in substance use screening

April 16, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Use of health simulation technology is helping physicians, nurses and other general health providers take on what can be uncomfortable conversations with patients about substance use.

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