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October 24, 2019
All pain is real, Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM, told NCAD West attendees on Thursday afternoon in Denver. But, as he went on to explain during his session, the way acute pain and chronic pain affect patients…
October 09, 2019
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's decision nearly seven years ago to break from tradition among industry peers by implementing extended medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD…
October 04, 2019
SAN DIEGO—Prescribers treating stimulant use disorders remain limited to off-label medication options at a time when stimulant use and overdose rates are on the rise.
September 26, 2019
Hampden County, Massachusetts Sheriff Nicholas Cocchi comfortably talks treatment, in a manner that reflects the dramatic changes in how leaders in corrections are viewing the population of inmates…
August 29, 2019
With a fraction of the chemicals and carcinogens, e-cigarettes can be considered “safer” than traditional cigarettes, but a lack of research around long-term use of the devices, particularly newer…
August 29, 2019
Bari Platter, MS, RN, received an important reminder of the unknowns around cannabidiol (CBD) when someone recommended to her mother that she take edible CBD for pain she was experiencing before…
July 29, 2019
A federal judge last week ordered the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reconsider its decision to grant market exclusivity to the first approved injectable formulation of buprenorphine for…
July 15, 2019
The many barriers to access to medication treatments for opioid use disorder justify considering “novel and potentially controversial solutions,” in the words of two Boston University-based…
June 11, 2019
The cholinesterase inhibitor galantamine has shown promise in reducing both cocaine and opioid use in patients receiving methadone maintenance.
June 10, 2019
Some recovery homes that once did not see medication treatment as compatible with long-term recovery are adjusting their operations to welcome MAT users.
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