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Lakeview Health launches pain recovery program

October 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Florida facility's new service for patients experiencing addiction and chronic pain will include a process group focused on pain recovery and peer support.

Sheriffs' association will support 2018 Rx Summit

October 11, 2017  |  Staff report
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The Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare announces that the National Sheriffs' Association will be a supporter of the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, to be held April 2-5, 2018 in Atlanta.

Research seeks deeper understanding of how cocaine influences HIV

October 9, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A five-year research project could lead to more effective biomarkers for cocaine use and new therapeutic strategies for users with or without HIV.

Troncale urges rejection of extreme positions on role of medication treatment

October 3, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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In his "If I were king" talk at the Moments of Change conference, the medical director at Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers advocated a balanced and comprehensive approach to combating the opioid crisis.

Data shows patterns in opioid prescribing

October 2, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Researchers have identified patterns in opioid prescribing nationwide, noting that the variations discovered aren't tied to clinical factors, bur rather are tied to factors such as age or insurance source.

Review examines effect of needle exchange, opioid treatments on hepatitis C transmission

September 27, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The conclusions of a research review on hepatitis C transmission are complicated by the presence of relatively poor-quality studies, researchers report.

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.

FDA issues guidance on MAT drugs

September 25, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The FDA is alerting providers and patients of the dangers of combining MAT drugs with benzodiazepines, a move that follows a recent change in labeling requirements for buprenorphine to indicate patients may require indefinite treatment.

Pharma ready to share if it helps beat the opioid crisis

September 18, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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A public-private partnership will advance new choices for medication assisted treatment for those with opioid use disorders as well as non-addictive drugs for pain.

Drug similar to naltrexone shows promise in early research

September 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Research on mice leads to speculation that a drug similar to naltrexone could eventually help to prevent alcohol dependence in young drinkers.

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.

Nearly all Ohio overdose deaths in early 2017 involved fentanyl

September 1, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A study found that fentanyl and its analogs were detected in more than 90% of the fatal overdoses in 24 Ohio counties in the first two months of this year.

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