In the Journals

Early physical therapy may reduce long-term opioid use in opioid-naive patients with musculoskeletal pain

December 14, 2018
Early physical therapy may correlate with a decrease in long-term and low-intensity opioid use for pain in musculoskeletal regions among…

CDC: Most overdose deaths involved fentanyl in 2016

December 13, 2018
A report from the CDC found that the most frequently mentioned drugs relating to overdose death in the U.S. from 2011 to 2016 varied over time and by…
FDA News

FDA clears app for patients in treatment for opioid use disorder

December 10, 2018
The FDA has approved a mobile medical app that could increase the time a patient participates in an outpatient treatment program for opioid use…

Heroin-assisted treatment successful in foreign countries, should be considered in US

December 6, 2018
Patients in foreign countries who could not stop using medical-grade heroin with conventional traditional treatment methods were successfully treated…
In the Journals

Increased access to medication, prevention interventions vital to combat opioid crisis

December 5, 2018
Strategies that expand access to medication for opioid use disorder and improve treatment retention are critical to address the opioid crisis…
In the Journals

Opioid epidemic causes surge in infective endocarditis

December 3, 2018
Stemming from the opioid crisis, the rate of hospitalizations for drug use–associated infective endocarditis increased markedly in North…
In the JournalsPerspective

Psychiatrists can, should help address the opioid epidemic

November 28, 2018
Psychiatrists and mental health professionals have a vital role to play in addressing the national opioid epidemic, according to a viewpoint…
Meeting News

Opioid use linked to increased AF risk in young veterans

November 28, 2018
CHICAGO — Young and middle-aged veterans with a history of opioid use were 34% more likely to develop atrial fibrillation, according to data…
In the JournalsPerspective

Effective, patient-centered discussions improve opioid tapering outcomes

November 28, 2018
Cultivating effective discussions that were focused on the patient were likely to improve opioid tapering outcomes, according to research recently…
FDA News

FDA announces new concerns regarding kratom

November 27, 2018
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, has issued a new warning about kratom, stating that the agency found “disturbingly high levels of heavy…