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.
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Jul 30, 2019. . Sponsored by Great Lakes Prevention Technology Transfer Center Network, Suicide Prevention Resource Center
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BACKGROUND: Many physical health problems are associated with elevated suicide risk whilst also providing access to means of overdose. We aimed to investigate whether psychiatric patients with physical co-morbidities who die by suicide were more likely tha...
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INTRODUCTION: Opioid-related compartment syndrome (ORCS) is an understudied complication related to opioid overdose. We hypothesized that ORCS would be associated with worse clinical outcomes, including higher amputation rates, need for multiple surgical p...
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INTRODUCTION: Naloxone has become an important component of preventing deaths from opioid overdose. Although studies have confirmed its cost-effectiveness, naloxone is rarely prescribed proactively in case of accidental overdose. The perception still exist...
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BACKGROUND: Drug overdoses and suicides have been rising since 2000 and are major contributors to a 3-year decline in US life expectancy. Studies suggest that injured workers have elevated rates of depression and opioid use, but no studies have measured ex...
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A Pulaski County Circuit judge recently ruled that the family of a 20-year-old woman who died of a drug overdose will win its lawsuit because Rivendell Behavioral Health Services of Arkansas intentionally destroyed key evidence.
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CONCLUSIONS: New coprescription of opioids and benzodiazepines was associated with increased all-cause mortality and overdose death compared with new prescription of benzodiazepines only, opioids only, or neither medication and increased circulatory disease-related death relative to neither medication. PMID: 31294933 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Clin Psychiatry Source Type: research
At least 25 families of patients have reportedly filed suits, and the former Mount Carmel physician charged with fentanyl overdose murders has pleaded not guilty in a related criminal case.Medscape Medical News
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Fentanyl-adulterated heroin supply chains are increasing risks for fatal overdose in the U.S.
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
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