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U.S. Teen Opioid Deaths Soaring

TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 – The number of American children and teens who have lost their lives to opioids has nearly tripled since 1999, a new report shows. Based on data gathered by the U.S. Centers...

FDA Approves First Generic Naloxone Nasal Spray Against Opioid Overdose

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 – The first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Teva Pharmaceuticals' lifesaving product is...

Obamacare Is Helping West Virginia Fight the Opioid Crisis

MONDAY, April 1, 2019 – New research suggests that the Medicaid expansion the Affordable Care Act set into motion has played a key role in fighting America's opioid epidemic. Ever since West...

Many With Opioid Addiction Don't Get Meds That Can Help

WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 – Most people struggling with opioid addiction lack access to FDA-approved medications that can head off withdrawal symptoms and quell their cravings, a new report finds....

Many Heroin Users Unprepared for Fentanyl OD

TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 – Though they know that nearly all heroin is laced with the dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl, many Baltimore users aren't prepared to prevent or treat fentanyl-related...

Insurers Making It Harder to Treat Opioid Addiction: Study

FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 – Insurance rules that limit access to the addiction treatment medication buprenorphine may be worsening the U.S. opioid epidemic, a new study suggests. "Buprenorphine is a...

Many Addiction Centers Lack Anti-Opioid Meds: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 – Although the U.S. opioid epidemic dates back more than a decade, only 6 percent of treatment centers in 2016 offered the three medications approved to treat opioid...

After Opioid OD, Most Patients Can Leave Hospital in an Hour

THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 – People who overdose on opioids can often be saved quickly with a dose of naloxone, but it hasn't been clear how long someone should be kept in the hospital after being...

Buprenorphine-Naloxone Cost-Effective for Opioid Use Disorder

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 – Buprenorphine-naloxone is cost-effective compared with extended-release naltrexone for treating opioid use disorder, according to a study published online Dec. 18 in the...

Guidelines Developed for Opioid Use in Vaginal Birth

FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 – Guidelines have been developed for use of opioids for uncomplicated spontaneous vaginal birth; the draft consensus guidelines were published online Dec. 4 in Obstetrics &...

Many Drugstores Won't Dispense Opioid Antidote Naloxone as Required

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 – People who overdose on opioids have one lifeline, the drug naloxone, but two new studies find that many pharmacies won't offer this lifesaving antidote without a doctor's...

FDA Approves Cassipa (buprenorphine and naloxone) Sublingual Film as Maintenance Treatment for Opioid Dependence

September 7, 2018 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cassipa (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual film (applied under the tongue) for the maintenance treatment of opioid...

Naloxone Nasal Spray Works Best to Stop Opioid OD: Study

FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 – A one-step nasal spray is the easiest form of naloxone to give someone suffering an opioid overdose, researchers say. Increased public availability of naloxone, also known by...

FDA takes action against 21 websites marketing unapproved opioids as part of agency’s effort to target illegal online sales

August 28, 2018 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it has warned four more online networks, operating a total of 21 websites, illegally marketing potentially dangerous,...

Treatment for Opioid Abuse Grows, but Many on Medicaid Don't Receive It

MONDAY, July 2, 2018 – Approval of the drug buprenorphine led to a rise in the number of Medicaid patients getting medication to treat opioid addiction. But the rates were lower among poor, black...

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