Opioid Use Disorder

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.

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

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

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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.

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.

Case Study: Onset of Amnestic Syndrome After Cocaine and Possible Fentanyl Use

Case Study: Onset of Amnestic Syndrome After Cocaine and Possible Fentanyl Use

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Case study: new-onset amnesia occuring after cocaine and possible fentanyl use.

Aberrant Drug Behaviors, Pain Catastrophizing Reduced With Web-Based Program

Aberrant Drug Behaviors, Pain Catastrophizing Reduced With Web-Based Program

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Aberrant drug-related behavior was found to be reduced in patients receiving the web-based program in addition to standard care compared with standard care alone.

Oral Slow-Release Morphine Beneficial for Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders

Oral Slow-Release Morphine Beneficial for Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders

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Number of deaths due to opioid-related overdose may be reduced with slow-release oral morphine.

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

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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

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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.

Opioid Use Reduced by Extended-Release Naltrexone Injections

Opioid Use Reduced by Extended-Release Naltrexone Injections

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Extended-release naltrexone maintained abstinence from heroin and other illicit substances.

REBOOT Intervention Reduces Opioid Overdose Rates

REBOOT Intervention Reduces Opioid Overdose Rates

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REBOOT reduced the rate of opioid overdose in participants with opioid use disorder

White House Initiative Addresses Opioid Crisis to Reduce Overdose Deaths

White House Initiative Addresses Opioid Crisis to Reduce Overdose Deaths

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The opioid crisis needs to be addressed in order to reduce overdose deaths.

Gender Differences for New-Onset Depression Following Long-Term Opioid Use

Gender Differences for New-Onset Depression Following Long-Term Opioid Use

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In Veterans Health Association patients, new-onset depression was more common among women than men using long-term opioids.

Opioid Manufacturers Must Provide Extensive Training to Physicians

Opioid Manufacturers Must Provide Extensive Training to Physicians

Extensive training on opioids is now required for US doctors.

Opioid Crisis Worsening Among Adolescents, Young Adults in the United States

Opioid Crisis Worsening Among Adolescents, Young Adults in the United States

Opioid addiction without receiving medical treatment among 25 years old and younger Americans has severely increased.

Opioid Misuse Among Women Following Cesarean Sections

Opioid Misuse Among Women Following Cesarean Sections

Following C-section, women were prescribed roughly twice as many pills as they used.

Worse Psychological Profile for Patients on Migraine Medication Who Relapse

Worse Psychological Profile for Patients on Migraine Medication Who Relapse

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Patients who frequently relapse into overuse following withdrawal have a worse clinical and psychological profile than patients who relapse less frequently.

Postoperative Pain as a Spectrum: Treatment Strategies

Postoperative Pain as a Spectrum: Treatment Strategies

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Post-surgery pain is a continuum with no clear delineation.

Opiate Use May Be Reduced By Weight-Loss Drug

Opiate Use May Be Reduced By Weight-Loss Drug

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A prescription weight-loss drug reduced the urge to use opiates like oxycodone.

Improving Opioid Prescription Guideline Adherence

Improving Opioid Prescription Guideline Adherence

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Interventions may need to educate practitioners about how to handle difficult conversations with patients about opioids.

Opioid-Related Death Crisis Leads to New Guidelines

Opioid-Related Death Crisis Leads to New Guidelines

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The opioid crisis in Pennsylvania has led to voluntary guidelines emphasizing medication-assisted treatment.

CBT Plays Important Role in Treatment of Benzodiazepine Dependence

CBT Plays Important Role in Treatment of Benzodiazepine Dependence

Benzodiazepine safety has not been confirmed beyond short-term use.

Opioid Use May Be Curbed By Limited Prescription

Opioid Use May Be Curbed By Limited Prescription

Prescribing opioids for 3 days or less may lower chances of addiction, researchers say.

Opioid Use Disorder Treatment in Teens Should Increase Use of Medication Therapy

Opioid Use Disorder Treatment in Teens Should Increase Use of Medication Therapy

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Few adolescents receive methadone or buprenorphine for opioid addiction.

ASIPP: Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Chronic, Non-Cancer Pain

ASIPP: Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Chronic, Non-Cancer Pain

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Updated guidelines focus on safe and effective opioid prescribing practices.

Opioid Cravings Reduced by Medication from ER Visits

Opioid Cravings Reduced by Medication from ER Visits

Patients addicted to opioids treated in a hospital emergency department do better when they receive medication to reduce opioid cravings.

Rapid Increase in Opioid Dose Increases Risk of New-Onset Depression

Rapid Increase in Opioid Dose Increases Risk of New-Onset Depression

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Dose escalation may be a proxy for loss of control or undetected abuse known to be associated with depression.

Prior Psychiatric Conditions Linked to Future Long-term Opioid Use

Prior Psychiatric Conditions Linked to Future Long-term Opioid Use

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The most common condition linked to long-term opioid use was depression while suicide-attempts and self-injury were the least common conditions

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