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Timing uncertain on introduction of generic Suboxone film

June 18, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Two companies have received federal approval to market generic versions of Suboxone film, but ongoing patent litigation could slow their arrival to the market.

Gateway Rehab medical director dies at 62

June 13, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Neil Capretto, DO, was a longtime voice for compassionate patient care and medical education in addictions.

Opioid misuse compromises effectiveness of alcohol treatments

June 11, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
An analysis of data from a comprehensive study of alcohol dependence has found poorer alcohol use outcomes among patients who misused opioids or used marijuana.

Study of gene expression offers hope in search for cocaine treatment

June 6, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
A research team went to great lengths to identify potential targets for a treatment for cocaine dependence.

Collaboration will enhance focus on relationship between HIV and substance use

June 5, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research will address the relationship between HIV/AIDS and substance use disorder under a new National Institutes of Health grant award.

FDA seeks to fuel new responses to opioid crisis

May 31, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Food and Drug Administration has announced an innovation challenge to spur development of a range of products to assist in the response to the opioid epidemic.

New rules are causing more pain

May 21, 2018  |  Roland Reeves, MD
Providers and patients have not been sufficiently prepared to deal with a changing mindset about the use of prescription pain medication.

FDA approves non-opioid for opioid withdrawal symptoms

May 17, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first non-opioid medication for the treatment of painful opioid withdrawal symptoms.

Uncovering a stimulant use history carries importance

May 14, 2018  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Knowledge of a patient's history of cocaine or methamphetamine use can help uncomplicate the early treatment process.

Compound shows promise for curbing alcohol withdrawal

May 10, 2018  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin are developing a drug compound that targets a receptor not previously linked with alcohol.