Addiction

Top Story

Opioid abuse treatment medications equally effective

November 15, 2017

Buprenorphine-naloxone combination and extended-release naltrexone were both safe and effective in managing patients with opioid use disorder, yielding nearly identical results, according to findings recently published in The Lancet.

“Previous opioid antagonist or agonist comparisons have evaluated oral naltrexone and long-term naltrexone implants, but not monthly extended-release naltrexone treatment,” Joshua D. Lee, MD, department of population health, New York University School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote. “Important clinical issues remain unanswered, beyond the established efficacy of either extended-release naltrexone or buprenorphine-naloxone.”

FDA NewsPerspective

FDA authorizes marketing of device to reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms

November 15, 2017
The FDA granted marketing authorization of an electronic stimulation device to aid in reducing the symptoms associated with opioid withdrawal. The NSS-2 Bridge device…
Meeting News

E-cigarette use common among current cigarette smokers

November 15, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — More than two-thirds of adult electronic cigarette users in the United States are current cigarette smokers, researchers reported at the American…
Meeting News

Methamphetamine use by veterans with HF increased over past decade

November 14, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The rate of patients with HF who are veterans and use methamphetamine has increased over a 10-year period, according to data presented at…
More Headlines »
CME CE CNE CE

Preventing Medical Errors for Clinical Health Professionals

No commercial support for this activity.

Discussing end of life issues and palliative care options with patients who have life-limiting illnesses is…
More »
GI Bookshelf

Chapter 16: A Rare Cause Of Gastrointestinalbleeding In An Adult

From Complicated Cases in GI
More »
Resource Centers
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting

Video
Meeting News Coverage

VIDEO: Helping complex patients handle smoking cessation

May 4, 2015
More »