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Kids Are Overdosing on Buprenorphine, A Med Meant to Fight Opioid Addiction

MONDAY, June 25, 2018 – Young American children are being sickened – and even dying – after being poisoned by a drug used to fight opioid addiction, a new report contends. Investigators reported...

If Opioid Addicts Survive OD, Other Hazards Lie Ahead: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 – Survivors of an opioid overdose may consider themselves lucky, but they remain at heightened risk of dying – not just from drugs, but from a host of medical problems or...

FDA Approves First Generic Versions of Suboxone Sublingual Film, Which May Increase Access to Treatment for Opioid Dependence

June 14, 2018 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic versions of Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual film (applied under the tongue) for the treatment...

Hit Hard by Opioid Crisis, Appalachian States Expand Clean-Needle Programs

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 – In 2013, there was just one clean-needle program in all of West Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina, and the latter two states had laws banning such programs. Fast-forward...

Addicts Should Be Trained to Give OD Antidote, Naloxone, Study Finds

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 – Frequent opioid users may be the best candidates for training to reverse overdoses in other users, researchers say. The U.S. opioid crisis has led many public health...

U.S. Courts, Jails Could Be Key Players in Curbing Opioid Abuse

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, 2017 – Just 5 percent of people referred for opioid addiction treatment by the U.S. criminal justice system receive the best treatment, a new study finds. Use of medications such...

Once-Monthly Injection, Sublocade (buprenorphine) Approved for Opioid Addiction

FRIDAY, Dec. 1, 2017 – Sublocade, a once-monthly injection of buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorder, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Opioid abuse is diagnosed when a...

FDA Approves Monthly Dose of Opioid Addiction Treatment, Buprenorphine

FRIDAY, Dec. 1, 2017 – A once-monthly injection of the opioid addiction drug buprenorphine has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. "Millions of Americans are suffering from...

Chronic Pain Common Among Those Who OD on Opioids

TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 – More than 60 percent of opioid overdose deaths involve people who suffer from chronic pain, a new analysis reveals. Many of them also struggled with depression or anxiety,...

Top Meds To Treat Opioid Addiction Equally Safe, Effective

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 – The top two medications used to treat opioid addiction appear equally safe and effective, a new study finds. With the United States in the midst of an unprecedented opioid...

Doctors Prescribing Too Many Opioids After Nose Jobs

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 – Could some patients recovering from a nose job get a problem they didn't bargain for? After these operations, patients are often sent home with more opioid pain pills than...

Opioids Not the Only Answer for Pain Relief in the ER

TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 – As the opioid epidemic continues to sweep across the United States, a new study suggests that a combination of Motrin and Tylenol may work as well as narcotic painkillers for...

People Tend to Overestimate Pain From Surgery

FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 – Many patients overestimate the amount of pain they'll experience after surgery, resulting in needless anxiety, a new study reports. "We believe providers need to do a better...

Taking Four or More Prescription Meds? Consider Scaling Back

TUESDAY, Oct. 31, 2017 – More than half of Americans regularly take about four prescription medications, increasing the likelihood that mistakes could occur, according to Consumer Reports. People...

Lethal Dangers Lurk Even After Opioid OD Rescue

MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 – Opioid addicts saved by the overdose reversal medication naloxone are still in danger following their close brush with death, a new study shows. About 10 percent of overdose...

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