October 19th 2023
Patients were more likely to stick with buprenorphine for 90 days, suggesting the value of virtual care. But researchers also found disparities in access.
July 18th 2022
A systematic review shows as many as one-third of people with opioid use disorder have concurrent depression, and one-third will have antisocial personality disorder over the course of their lifetimes.
Although one in 12 controlled substances medication transactions at US hospitals involve suspicious variations, only about half of such transactions are ever investigated.
July 15th 2022
The report suggests that smoking by fathers could lead to alterations in their offspring. Male offspring may be more susceptible than female offspring.
June 28th 2022
People who are incarcerated often lack access to a range of opioid use disorder treatments, even though treatment while incarcerated can lead to better outcomes once they are released.
Substance, Alcohol Abuse Associated with Severe COVID-19 Outcomes
Males and older patients were particularly vulnerable, the study found.
Stimulant Use Appears to Boost Buprenorphine Adherence in Patients with OUD
The findings paint a mixed picture, though, as stimulant use in patients with OUD was also associated with an increased risk of drug poisoning.
Has the Pendulum Swung Too Far Against the Use of Opioids?
Patients with cancer who have a poor prognosis may face obstacles in accessing critical pain medications.
3 Ways to Promote Telehealth During COVID-19 for Patients With Drug, Alcohol Addiction
Millennium Health, HHS Partner to Save Lives Amid Substance Abuse Crisis
Real-time data provided by Millennium Health will give the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services the opportunity to more quickly alert local health officials about drug trends.
Has the Pendulum Swung Too Far on Restricting Pain Management?
Chronic pain patients on opioid therapy have limited access to primary care providers, which could lead to negative outcomes
Mental Healthcare Program Meets Unique Needs of Military
Combat stress, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and substance use disorder are genuine, serious and treatable medical conditions. Here’s how one operator is tackling all of them.
Rural America Not Meeting Residents’ Mental Health Needs
Ball State University study: A severe shortage of mental health professionals in rural areas, as well as opioid and drug problems, is a major concern.
Use population health to fight substance abuse: Tips for MCOs
Find out how the American College of Physicians says population health data can decrease opioid addiction and abuse.
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