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Remote Urine Drug Screening Feasible for Opioid Use Disorder, Study Shows

More than 80% of patients completed screening in the first 30 days

Jul 28, 2023
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White House Drug Czar Releases Plan to Combat Xylazine-Laced Fentanyl

Strategy involves a "whole-of-government" response, says Rahul Gupta

Jul 11, 2023
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Inpatient, Discharge Opioid Doses Often Mismatched After Head and Neck Surgery

Only 16% of discharge doses were within 5 MME of inpatient daily consumption, study showed

Jul 02, 2023
 A photo of surgeons using a surgical robot to assist during surgery at the base of a patient’s tongue.
Opioids No Better for Acute Neck and Back Pain Than Non-Opioid Treatment

Australian trial finds no difference in pain scores over 6 weeks

Jun 29, 2023
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Gabapentinoid, Opioid Prescriptions Rose in Older Patients After Surgery

Almost all procedures had an increase in both types of prescribing, Medicare data showed

Jun 16, 2023
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Face to Face With Fentanyl

A Narcan kind of weekend

Jun 16, 2023
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Kratom Linked to Outsized Proarrhythmic Risks

OTC agents are not safe alternatives to prescription opioids, study suggests

Jun 05, 2023
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'If the Narcan Isn't Working, Give More' and Other Myths About Naloxone Use

In non-responsive patients, think polysubstance use, says addiction treatment expert Kelly Ramsey

Jun 02, 2023
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OUD Treatment Disparities Persisted for Reproductive-Age Women

Black women less likely to start buprenorphine

May 23, 2023
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New Type of Opioid Reversal Agent Approved

Longer-acting nasal spray to be available by end of the year

May 23, 2023
FDA APPROVED nalmefene hydrochloride nasal spray (Opvee) over a photo of a police officer holding a similar device.
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The Opioid Treatment Dilemma in Jails

It comes down to funding -- but it's time for that to change

May 20, 2023
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Addiction Doc Urges Lawmakers to Rethink Methadone Prescribing Restrictions

Suicide prevention in traumatic brain injury survivors also on the docket during hearing

May 18, 2023
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Vibrating Crib Mattress Eases Opioid Withdrawal for Exposed Infants

"A great need to reduce medication treatment in this vulnerable population," says researcher

May 15, 2023
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DEA: Clarify Your Stance on Harm Reduction

Legal ambiguity is preventing doctors from best serving patients

May 15, 2023
A photo of a man holding a Narcan dispenser in front of an addiction training poster.
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