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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 warns against use of kratom

November 14, 2017
The FDA issued a warning today about the potentially fatal risks linked to kratom, a plant-based product from Asia that the agency said is used to treat medical…
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Combined acetaminophen, ibuprofen produces similar amount of pain relief as opioids in ED patients

November 7, 2017
ED patients with acute extremity pain had neither clinically important nor statistically significant differences in pain reduction at 2 hours when receiving a single…

Trump administration announces policy to combat opioid crisis

November 2, 2017
States now have freedom to create demonstration projects that increase access to treatment for opioid use and other substance use disorders, according to a new policy…
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American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting

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Hip Resurfacing Implants: August 2015

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