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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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DEA: Clarify Your Stance on Harm Reduction

Legal ambiguity is preventing doctors from best serving patients

May 15, 2023
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Bill to Study Xylazine Passes House, Advances in Senate

Measure does not address scheduling the drug, which is frequently added to fentanyl

May 12, 2023
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Racial, Ethnic Disparities Persist in OUD Treatment

Differences emerged despite similar numbers of healthcare visits

May 10, 2023
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Perfect Is the Enemy of Good, and So Is Narcan Misinformation

There is no justification to oppose increased access to naloxone

May 08, 2023
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Maternal Opioid Use Disorder Raises Postneonatal Infant Mortality

Early support for infants, parents may help curb adverse outcomes, researchers say

May 08, 2023
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Buprenorphine Initiation Rates Stall Despite Policy Efforts to Boost Uptake

Furthermore, just one in five patients remained on therapy for at least 180 days

Apr 25, 2023
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Lemonade and Early Death; Med School Rankings Delayed; $50 for OTC Narcan?

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by MedPage Today staff

Apr 21, 2023
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FDA Panelists Slam Agency's Proposed Opioid Trial Design

Advisors said outcomes from an enriched enrollment study would not be broadly generalizable

Apr 20, 2023
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The Opioid Addiction Crisis: Politics and Disparities

Addiction experts talk telehealth, disparities in access to care, and where the U.S. falls short

Apr 19, 2023
FDA Mulling Trial Design Issues for Long-Term Opioids in Chronic Pain

Agency advisors will consider pros, cons of an enriched enrollment randomized withdrawal design

Apr 17, 2023
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We're Treating Low Back Pain All Wrong

Let's reexamine the current approach to treatment

Apr 14, 2023
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The Evolution of Opioid Addiction Care

Addiction specialists on the start of the opioid crisis, current treatments, and a path forward

Apr 14, 2023
All Opioid Pain Meds to Get New Safety Warnings, FDA Says

Updated labeling to include warning about opioid-induced hyperalgesia

Apr 13, 2023
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