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This Drug Could Save Their Lives, But Less Than 2% Get It

January 10, 2020

Despite naloxone recommendations for people who take high-dose opioids, or who have a history of opioid problems, study…
When Automotive Assembly Plants Close, Deaths from Opioid Overdoses Rise

January 9, 2020

Penn Study Links Eroding Economic Opportunity to Opioid Deaths. Closing of local automotive assembly plants may lead to…
Are Benzodiazepines the New Opioids?

December 18, 2019

Imagine you have the kind of crippling, heart-pounding anxiety where you’re lying sleepless in bed at night, thoughts…
Opioid Overdose Risk Factors for Teens, College-Aged Youth Mirror Adults

December 17, 2019

Older teens may have similar risk factors for prescription opioid overdose as adults, a new study suggests. One…
Teen Overdoses From Anxiety Drug Rising

December 16, 2019

Rutgers experts report dramatic increase in teen use and overdoses from benzodiazepine. The number of teens taking and…
Regional trends in overdose deaths reveal multiple opioid epidemics, according to new study

December 11, 2019

The United States is suffering from several different simultaneous opioid epidemics, rather than just a single crisis, according…
A Person’s Perception of Risk Can Tell Us About Their Chances of Opioid Relapse

December 9, 2019

People in treatment for opioid addiction are more likely to relapse when they become more tolerant of risks,…
Researchers identify four types of opioid stigma contributing to the current crisis

December 3, 2019

Researchers from the University of Toronto have identified four types of opioid-related stigma that depend on a variety of…
Researchers find clue to preventing addiction relapse

December 3, 2019

With any addiction in which a user has successfully resisted a chemical, activity or substance, relapse is vexing.…
Doctors should avoid co-prescribing benzodiazepines to opioid dependent patients due to increase in overdose death

November 27, 2019

Doctors should avoid co-prescribing benzodiazepines to opioid-dependent patients who are being treated with methadone or buprenorphine, also known…
National Focus on Overdose Prevention Should Include Alcohol Too, Study Suggests

October 18, 2019

For several years, the national spotlight has shone on the need to prevent and rapidly treat opioid overdoses.…
Researchers explore the role of psychology in responding to opioid addiction

September 30, 2019

The literature on addictive substances such as alcohol and tobacco has developed consistently over decades of study within…
Opioid Prescriptions Filled After Eye Surgery Doubled from 2000 to 2014

September 27, 2019

From 2000 to 2014, rates of filled opioid prescriptions after eye surgery rose considerably, despite reduced invasiveness of…
Preparing practitioners for the frontlines of the opioid crisis

September 19, 2019

In 2018, more than 700 people died from opioid/heroin overdoses in Cuyahoga County, according to the Cuyahoga County Opiate…
Researchers working to develop vaccines to fight opioid addiction

September 10, 2019

There are many moments in the human experience when tragedy elicits not only compassion, but inspiration. When Mike…
Researchers find alarming risk for people coming off opioids

September 6, 2019

With a huge push to reduce opioid prescribing, little is known about the real-world benefits or risks to…
Naloxone: Wide distribution effective in preventing deaths

August 22, 2019

Broad distribution of the opioid reversal drug naloxone is highly cost-effective in reducing fatal overdoses, according to a…
Device could automatically deliver drug to reverse opioid overdose

July 25, 2019

Purdue researchers are developing a wearable device that would automatically deliver an antidote upon detecting opioid overdose, buying…
FDA panel considering higher-dose opioids for “pill burden” features CWRU’s Hoffer

July 9, 2019

The prescribed dosages of opiate-based medications have resulted in some chronic pain patients taking more than 70 opioid…
Legalized Cannabis Brings New Challenges for Health Care Providers

June 5, 2019

As more state laws shift to allow medicinal and recreational cannabis use, an unexpected but serious side effect has…
Media reporting of unused opioid medication disposal

May 31, 2019

Proper and timely disposal of unused prescription opioid medication can prevent accidental overdose or misuse of these medicines.…
Targeting the Opioid Crisis

May 20, 2019

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 130 Americans die every day from…
Opioid doctor and pharmacy ‘shoppers’ may also shop at home, study suggests

May 13, 2019

As states crack down on doctor and pharmacy “shopping” by people who misuse opioids, a new study reveals…
Stark Racial, Financial Divides Found in Opioid Addiction Treatment

May 9, 2019

Escaping the grip of opioid addiction doesn’t come easily for anyone. But a new study reveals sharp racial…
Fighting the opioid epidemic with new knowledge: U-M teams up with Harvard, National Academy of Medicine

May 3, 2019

 With 130 Americans dying every day from opioid overdoses, and 2 million suffering from disorders related to prescription…
Next-generation single-dose antidotes for opioid overdoses

April 4, 2019

The U.S. opioid epidemic is being driven by an unprecedented surge in deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic…
Medications to treat opioid addiction are effective, though not widely used

March 27, 2019

With more than 2 million Americans suffering from an opioid use disorder and the escalating rate of deaths…
Yale experts develop new free app to tackle opioid addiction

March 8, 2019

As the opioid overdose epidemic continues to take its toll, causing 47,600 deaths in 2017, researchers continue to…
Prescription opioid overdose deaths falling in Iowa; synthetics and heroin spike new concern

February 18, 2019

Stronger regulation and efforts to prescribe fewer opioids have helped reduce overdose deaths in Iowa, but an Iowa…
Opioid-Related Suicides and Overdose Deaths Have More Than Doubled Since 2000

January 14, 2019

Suicides and drug overdoses kill American adults at twice the rate today as they did just nearly two…
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