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Opioid Agonist Treatment Provides Greater Benefits Than Standard of Care

Opioid Agonist Treatment Provides Greater Benefits Than Standard of Care

For patients with opioid use disorder, immediate access to opioid agonist treatment may provide cost-effective health benefits.

FDA Approval: Once-Monthly Buprenorphine Injection for Opioid Use Disorder

FDA Approval: Once-Monthly Buprenorphine Injection for Opioid Use Disorder

The FDA has announced the approval of Sublocade for the treatment of moderate to severe opioid use disorder.

Clinton Foundation: Recommendations to Address the Opioid Epidemic

Clinton Foundation: Recommendations to Address the Opioid Epidemic

The Clinton Foundation's Health Matters Initiative, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, issued a report providing 49 recommendations under 10 topic areas on how to address the opioid crisis.

Higher Risk of Heroin, Prescription Opioid Overdose Death in Baby Boomers

Higher Risk of Heroin, Prescription Opioid Overdose Death in Baby Boomers

There is a higher risk of prescription opioid overdose death for people born between 1947 and 1964.

Population-Level Interventions May Reduce Tobacco-Related Death, Disease

Population-Level Interventions May Reduce Tobacco-Related Death, Disease

In the US today, about 20% of adults use any type of tobacco product.

Gene Linked to Increased Risk of Nicotine Dependence Identified

Gene Linked to Increased Risk of Nicotine Dependence Identified

Researchers identified a DNA variant—located in the DNMT3B gene—that increases likelihood of nicotine dependence. The variant is commonly found in people of European and African descent. The discovery could create possibilities into new research for nicotine addiction treatments.

Low Opioid Use in Veterans With Recent Traumatic Brain Injury

Low Opioid Use in Veterans With Recent Traumatic Brain Injury

Veterans diagnosed with TBI don't use opioids very often.

Decrease in WHO Drinking Risk Level Significantly Reduces Alcohol Dependence

Decrease in WHO Drinking Risk Level Significantly Reduces Alcohol Dependence

These results support the use of reductions in WHO drinking risk levels as an efficacy outcome in clinical trials.

New Study Compares Opioid Dependence Relapse Treatments

New Study Compares Opioid Dependence Relapse Treatments

Once a month Vivitrol was found to be non-inferior to daily buprenorphine-naloxone for preventing relapse to opioid dependence.

Alcohol Treatment Navigator Identifies Proper Care for Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol Treatment Navigator Identifies Proper Care for Alcohol Use Disorder

The NIAAA came up with a new online resource to help find care for alcohol use disorder.

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