Opioid-Related Disorder
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.

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.

Opioid Bill Gets Bipartisan Support

Opioid Bill Gets Bipartisan Support

In a rare bipartisan move, both the House and Senate have reached a compromise on legislation to address the opioid epidemic.

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.

Pain, Depression, and Opioid Misuse May Be Associated With Drug Overdoses

Pain, Depression, and Opioid Misuse May Be Associated With Drug Overdoses

Pain conditions may largely be underrecognized contributors to the overdose epidemic.

Depression May Partially Mediate the Relationship Between PTSD and Opioid Misuse

Depression May Partially Mediate the Relationship Between PTSD and Opioid Misuse

Depression may partially mediate the association between post-traumatic stress disorder and opioid misuse.

Sign Up for Free e-newsletters