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Ibogaine treatment for opioid use disorder: What you need to know

December 5, 2019
Miami is one of the few places in the United States where researchers study ibogaine, an indole alkaloid found in the root bark of a West African…
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Rates of filled opioid prescriptions for incisional ocular surgery increasing

December 4, 2019
The rates of filled opioid prescriptions for all types of incisional ocular surgery increased over time, according to a study. Researchers evaluated…
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Discontinuing buprenorphine results in adverse outcomes

December 4, 2019
Risk for overdose and acute care service use were significant following buprenorphine discontinuation regardless of treatment duration, according to…
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Decreased opioid use, increased revision risk seen after unicompartmental vs total knee replacement

December 2, 2019
Unicompartmental knee replacement compared with total knee replacement correlated with a decreased risk of postoperative opioid use and a lower risk…

Older adults with prescription opioid misuse need multidisciplinary care

November 25, 2019
Older adults with persistent prescription opioid misuse may require multidisciplinary care to mitigate significant mental, physical and substance use…
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With ‘no game plan’ to follow, experts compare efforts in opioid crisis

November 22, 2019
WASHINGTON — Physicians from across the country spoke about their hospitals’ experiences and approaches to combating the opioid epidemic…

Q&A: Illicit fentanyl use raises risk for infection in injection drug users

November 21, 2019
In a study conducted in Los Angeles and San Francisco among 395 people who inject drugs, researchers found that participants who reported perceived…
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Physicians tapering patients off opioids can turn to HHS guide

November 20, 2019
A recent study suggests that less than a quarter of patients on chronic opioid therapy for noncancer pain are tapered off opioids, and another study…
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VIDEO: Health care system uses peer recovery specialists to combat opioid crisis

November 19, 2019
WASHINGTON — In this video, Christopher F. Freer, DO, co-chair of the Tackling Addiction Task Force and system director of emergency medicine…
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Opioids only modestly improve pain relief, function in OA, not QoL

November 18, 2019
ATLANTA — Among patients with osteoarthritis, opioids demonstrated only moderate benefit for pain and function, while contributing no notable…