Opioid-Related Disorder
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.

Naloxone Rarely Administered by Layperson in Opioid Deaths

Naloxone Rarely Administered by Layperson in Opioid Deaths

From July 2016 to June 2017, bystanders were documented in 44% of opioid overdose deaths, but naloxone was rarely administered by a layperson.

FDA Approves New Treatment for Opioid Dependence

FDA Approves New Treatment for Opioid Dependence

Cassipa, a film designed to be placed under the tongue, has been approved to treat opioid dependence, the US FDA said in a news release.

Oxycontin's Maker Now Selling Drug to Curb Opioid Addiction

Oxycontin's Maker Now Selling Drug to Curb Opioid Addiction

Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin who some have blamed for the epidemic of opioid painkiller addictions, has patented a medicine aimed at curbing those disorders.

Does Robust Documentation Decrease Opioid Prescribing Rates?

Does Robust Documentation Decrease Opioid Prescribing Rates?

Accurate, transparent documentation is key in ensuring safe and appropriate opioid prescribing.

Risk Factors for Prescription Opioid Misuse Include Suicide Ideation, Past Substance Abuse Disorders

Risk Factors for Prescription Opioid Misuse Include Suicide Ideation, Past Substance Abuse Disorders

These data underscore the impact of comorbid health conditions on opioid misuse disorders and support the use of screening for co-occurring health conditions for patients who misuse prescription opioids.

ED Plays Critical Role in Caring for Patients With Opioid Use Disorder

ED Plays Critical Role in Caring for Patients With Opioid Use Disorder

Emergency department providers need evidence-based strategies to identify and manage patients with opioid use disorder.

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