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Managing Comorbid Opioid and Alcohol Use Disorder

Managing Comorbid Opioid and Alcohol Use Disorder

When alcohol and opioid addiction occur together, managing them concomitantly becomes challenging. Whereas some patients may not need medication for alcohol addiction, opioid abuse does require pharmacotherapy.

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Opioid Overdose Deaths Reach Record Number in United States

Opioid Overdose Deaths Reach Record Number in United States

The number of opioid overdose deaths in the United States reached a new record last year with 72,000 deaths, which works out to about 200 a day.

FDA Approves Powerful New Opioid Despite Criticisms

FDA Approves Powerful New Opioid Despite Criticisms

Ruling against the recommendation of one of its chief experts, the US Food and Drug Administration approved an extremely potent new opioid painkiller, Dsuvia.

These Tools May Help Providers and Policymakers to Address the Opioid Crisis

These Tools May Help Providers and Policymakers to Address the Opioid Crisis

The Stopping the Transmission of Opioids to the Next Generation tool allows clinicians treating women of childbearing age with opioid use disorder to estimate risks associated with pregnancies in this patient population.

Opioid Use Often Persists in Workers' Compensation Claimants

Opioid Use Often Persists in Workers' Compensation Claimants

Many patients in a workers' compensation cohort have persistent opioid use.

The Unintended Consequences of the CDC Opioid Guideline According to Pain Management Specialists

The Unintended Consequences of the CDC Opioid Guideline According to Pain Management Specialists

The guideline formulated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in an effort to curb opioid overdose-related deaths included a recommendation for steep reductions in opioid doses for patients taking high doses of the drug for chronic pain.

Red Cross Releases Online Course on How to Respond to an Opioid Overdose

Red Cross Releases Online Course on How to Respond to an Opioid Overdose

The training has information on how to use several products including a nasal atomizer, Narcan Nasal Spray and Evzio.

Nonopioid Lofexidine Safe and Effective for Managing Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome

Nonopioid Lofexidine Safe and Effective for Managing Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome

Lofexidine may expand the treatment options available for managing withdrawal when buprenorphine and methadone are unavailable or undesirable.

Bill to Fight US Opioid Crisis Signed Into Law

Bill to Fight US Opioid Crisis Signed Into Law

A bipartisan bill meant to combat the United States' opioid abuse epidemic was signed into law October 24 by President Donald Trump.

Adolescent, Young Adult Pod-Based E-Cigarette Use Up

Adolescent, Young Adult Pod-Based E-Cigarette Use Up

Adolescents are increasingly using e-cigarette products such as pod-based systems but have misperceptions and lack of knowledge about these products.

Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Canada

Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Canada

Recreational marijuana recently became legal in Canada, and while many welcome the move, others have serious concerns.

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