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Rapid Growth in Medicaid Spending on Medications to Treat Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose (June 2017)

Report used state Medicaid drug utilization files from 2011 to 2016 to assess spending on buprenorphine, naltrexone, and naloxone prescriptions.
Source: HSR Information Central - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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At the overdose prevention site in Moss Park, harm reduction workers will soon have another tool to help drug users avoid fatal overdoses — test strips able to detect the presence of fentanyl.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news
Researchers say hospitals are missing an opportunity to help people with opioid addiction get into treatment by not doing enough when they show up in emergency rooms after an overdose.(Image credit: FangXiaNuo/Getty Images)
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After an opioid overdose, many Medicaid patients continue to receive prescriptions for the same type of drugs that nearly killed them, researchers say.
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TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2017 -- After treatment for an opioid overdose, many Medicaid patients continue to receive prescriptions for the same type of drugs that nearly killed them, researchers say. Moreover, few overdose patients are prescribed...
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Toronto now has two supervised injection sites — one official, one unsanctioned — where drug users can have someone watch over them, and one harm-reduction worker says the city will need both and many more if it’s going to prevent overdose deaths in the future.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news
(The JAMA Network Journals) Despite receiving medical attention for an overdose, patients in Pennsylvania Medicaid continued to have persistently high prescription opioid use, with only slight increases in use of medication-assisted treatment, according to a study published by JAMA.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
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This study uses Medicaid data to compare prescription opioid use, duration of opioid use, and rates of medication-assisted treatment (buprenorphine, methadone, or naltrexone) among enrollees before and after an overdose event.
Source: JAMA - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Minister focuses remarks on three of the country's most vulnerable groups — Indigenous Peoples, those addicted to opioids and at risk of dying of an overdose, and young people with mental health issues.
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