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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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Evzio Authorized Generic Soon to Be Available

Evzio Authorized Generic Soon to Be Available

An authorized generic version of Evzio is expected to be available next year at a price of $178 per carton.

Prescription Digital Therapeutic Approved for Opioid Use Disorder

Prescription Digital Therapeutic Approved for Opioid Use Disorder

Sandoz and Pear Therapeutics announced that the FDA has granted clearance for reSET-O, the first prescription digital therapeutic for patients with opioid use disorder.

Use of Telemedicine Low for Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Use of Telemedicine Low for Substance Use Disorder Treatment

The use of telemedicine for substance use disorder is relatively low in a commercially insured population.

Abstinence From Regular Cannabis Use Improves Memory Among Adolescents, Young Adults

Abstinence From Regular Cannabis Use Improves Memory Among Adolescents, Young Adults

Future studies need to determine whether improvement in cognition with abstinence is associated with improvement in academic and other functional outcomes.

Monthly Injections of Naltrexone, Opioid Antagonist, Superior to Oral Design

Monthly Injections of Naltrexone, Opioid Antagonist, Superior to Oral Design

Heroin addicts were more compliant with taking monthly injections of naltrexone rather than consuming it in a pill version.

Genetic Variations Between Alcohol Consumption and Alcohol Use Disorder

Genetic Variations Between Alcohol Consumption and Alcohol Use Disorder

A new study suggests genetic differences in people with heavy alcohol use and alcohol use disorder.

FDA: Kratom Products Have High Levels of Heavy Metals

FDA: Kratom Products Have High Levels of Heavy Metals

In addition to many other health risks, kratom products can have high levels of heavy metals.

FDA Warns Two Companies About Bogus Opioid Addiction Treatment

FDA Warns Two Companies About Bogus Opioid Addiction Treatment

Warning letters about products illegally marketed as treatments for opioid addiction, pain, and anxiety have been sent to 2 companies, the FDA said Tuesday.

Even With Standing Orders, Naloxone Access Varies

Even With Standing Orders, Naloxone Access Varies

There are great differences in access to naloxone even among states that have passed legislation to allow pharmacists to dispense the medication without a physician's prescription.

Opioid Misuse Varies With Sexual Orientation

Opioid Misuse Varies With Sexual Orientation

Opioid misuse varies with sexual orientation, with increased misuse among female bisexuals.

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