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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.

Major jump in eating disorders screening projected

February 27, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week organizers are aiming to have 100,000 individuals participate in free online screenings during this year's campaign.

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.

Testing company launches trial in screening for genetic variables in drug response

July 22, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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InSource Diagnostics is recruiting patients for a study employing urine testing to help determine which patients have a genetic mutation affecting response to drugs such as opioids.

A one-question screen may be all that physicians need

April 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A study supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) indicates that primary care physicians can effectively identify alcohol use problems via a one-question screen.

Texas still poised to drug-test unemployment seekers

March 24, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A lengthy wait for federal guidance does not appear to have deterred Texas leaders in pursuing plans for drug testing of some applicants for unemployment benefits.

Amen's research on TBI, PTSD named as a top science story

February 9, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Daniel Amen, MD's research showing the ability to use imaging to distinguish between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been named one of the top 20 science stories of 2015 by a national magazine.

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