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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.

Researchers explore medications' possible role in fighting methamphetamine

December 21, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Research at the University of Florida is focusing on sigma-1 receptor agonists as a possible drug intervention for individuals in treatment for methamphetamine addiction.

Opioid adulterants now affecting cocaine supply

December 18, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Reports from federal officials in Florida raise concerns about the potential deadliness of the cocaine supply.

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.

Cocaine prominent in Florida report on drug deaths

December 4, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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According to a state of Florida report, deaths involving and caused by cocaine showed significant increases from 2015 to 2016.

FDA approves once-monthly injectable buprenorphine product

December 1, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The FDA has approved a once-monthly injectable form of buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder, but clinicians are lukewarm on its use.

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.

States eye adding gabapentin to controlled substance list

November 22, 2017  |  Rachael Zimlich, RN, Contributing Writer
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Reports of increasing misuse of gabapentin, usually in combination with opioids or other drugs, have caught the attention of a number of state regulators.

Head of FDA has harsh words about kratom use

November 17, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A public health advisory issued this week by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has re-intensified controversy over use of the plant-based product kratom.

Drug studies' results make case for access to all opioid dependence medications

November 16, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Recent efficacy and safety studies found comparable and encouraging results for buprenorphine and injectable naltrexone in the treatment of opioid dependence.

FDA clears electrical device to combat opioid withdrawal

November 15, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that an electrical stimulation device attached to the ear can be marketed for the treatment of symptoms of opioid withdrawal.

Hospital boosts opioid patients' rapid access to medication

November 14, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The experience of Boston Medical Center bolsters evidence that hospitalized patients with opioid use disorders can be successfully initiated on medication before discharge.

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