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The Indiana University School of Medicine has received a $12.3 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for a two-stage research project to study the use of tezampanel to treat opioid withdrawal syndrome, as well as other addictions and mental illnesses.
Not-for-profit organization Mothers Against Prescription Drug Abuse, life sciences firm Emergent BioSolutions, and three Major League Baseball clubs team up for Overdose Awareness Day initiative.
More than three-quarters of survey respondents said they think they know when they are prescribed an opioid, but just 22% could successfully identify seven common prescribed opioids, with many also frequently misidentifying other medications as containing opioids.
In a recently published communication, FDA recommended that providers discuss the availability of naloxone with patients and consider prescribing it to those deemed at increased risk of overdose.
Workit Health's telemedicine program is allowing patients with substance use disorders to dip a toe into the waters of early recovery, its co-founder said at the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit.
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