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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.

Oral surgeons opt for ibuprofen over opioids

August 30, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Professional association recommends ibuprofen as a first-line therapy and notes that simultaneous use of ibuprofen and acetaminophen can rival opioids for pain.

Kentucky law led to drop in opioid prescribing to injured workers

August 30, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute has documented a decline in opioid prescribing to injured workers in Kentucky following adoption of a state law establishing prescribing standards.

Hospitalized overdose patients sicker, costlier, more likely to die

August 29, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Research findings released this week point to growing critical care needs for opioid overdose victims, attributable in part to the transition to heroin.

Study examines opioid drug company payments to physicians

August 25, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new study finds that one in five family physicians accepted some form of drug company payment related to opioid pharmaceuticals.

Opioid treatment programs growing, and expanding into other medications

August 23, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Today's opioid treatment programs (OTPs) are increasingly likely to be offering buprenorphine and injectable naltrexone treatment in addition to methadone.

Complete coverage from NCAD in Baltimore

August 22, 2017  |  Addiction Professional staff
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Full on-site coverage of the National Conference on Addiction Disorders, produced by the Addiction Professional editorial team.

NCAD: How to leverage a comprehensive treatment philosophy

August 21, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Many in the treatment field embrace the widely held philosophy that addiction has medical, psychological, social and spiritual symptoms that must be addressed with the respective modalities. It’s equally important to know where to leverage each treatment type.

NCAD: Doctor attacks misconceptions about opioid addiction medications

August 20, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The owner of Addiction Recovery Resources in Louisiana discussed why it makes sense to integrate 12-Step and medication approaches to opioid addiction treatment.