Opioid-Related Disorder
US Surgeon General Urges More Americans to Carry Naloxone

US Surgeon General Urges More Americans to Carry Naloxone

The US Surgeon General released an advisory urging increased availability of the opioid overdose-reversing drug naloxone earlier this year.

Rate of Death Up in Year After Nonfatal Opioid Overdose

Rate of Death Up in Year After Nonfatal Opioid Overdose

There is a marked excess of deaths among US adults who experience a nonfatal opioid overdose.

NIH Initiative Aims to Address Opioid Misuse Over Long Term

NIH Initiative Aims to Address Opioid Misuse Over Long Term

A novel, innovative initiative is being developed to help end addiction over the long term.

Storage and Disposal Information on Opioid Package Inserts Insufficient

Storage and Disposal Information on Opioid Package Inserts Insufficient

Oxycodone and morphine are more likely to contain messaging on package inserts describing safe storage and disposal methods compared with other commonly used and misused opioid analgesics.

Physicians should look for misuse patterns that lead to overdose before prescribing opioids

Patterns associated with opioid overdose include overlapping prescriptions, use of more than one prescriber or pharmacy, and use of out-of-state prescribers or pharmacies.

Factors Identified for Persistent Opioid Use After Pediatric Surgery

Factors Identified for Persistent Opioid Use After Pediatric Surgery

Higher daily average inpatient pain scores and higher postoperative opioid consumption are associated with a subsequent persistent opioid use.

Illicit Opioid Trade Up With Restrictions on Hydrocodone

Illicit Opioid Trade Up With Restrictions on Hydrocodone

The US Drug Enforcement Administration's 2014 ruling to reschedule hydrocodone combination products coincided with an increase in illicit trading of opioids through online illicit markets.

Wearable Device Cleared for Use During Opioid Detoxification

Wearable Device Cleared for Use During Opioid Detoxification

Electrical pulses are sent through small needles that are inserted in the ear to combat the early stages of detoxification, leading to stabilization.

FDA Warns Websites Marketing Unapproved Opioids

FDA Warns Websites Marketing Unapproved Opioids

Nine online networks, operating 53 websites, have been warned that they must stop illegally marketing potentially dangerous versions of opioid medications.

Association Between Industry Payments and Opioid Prescribing

Association Between Industry Payments and Opioid Prescribing

Non-research industry payments to physicians may be associated with increases in opioid prescribing rates.

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