U.S. emergency rooms see 30% jump in opioid overdoses as crisis worsens
Emergency rooms across the United States saw a big jump in overdoses from opioids last year — the latest evidence the country's drug crisis is worsening.
(MedPage Today) -- But only three in 10 overdose survivors receive treatment
Conclusion: A minority of opioid overdose survivors received MOUD. Buprenorphine and MMT were associated with reduced all-cause and opioid-related mortality. Primary Funding Source: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health. PMID: 29913516 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Authors: PMID: 29913484 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
A study finds that despite the ability of medication-assisted treatment drugs like methadone and buprenorphine to save the lives of people who've overdosed on opioids, they continue to be underutilized.
MONDAY, June 18, 2018 -- Use of medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) is associated with a reduction in all-cause and opioid-related mortality after opioid overdose, according to a study published online June 19 in the Annals of Internal...
MONDAY, June 18, 2018 -- Buprenorphine and methadone can cut the chances that someone who survives an opioid overdose will succumb to yet another one, but too few patients get the treatments, a new study shows. " We have two drugs that are...
BACKGROUND: High overdose mortality after release from state prison systems is well documented; however, little is known about overdose mortality following release from local criminal justice systems (CJS). The purpose of this study was to assess overdose ...
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(RAND Corporation) Most people who misuse opioids are first exposed to the drugs through prescriptions so improving prescribing is targeted as one way to help curb the nation's opioid abuse epidemic. A new study identified six types of risky opioid prescriptions and found that all were linked to a higher chance of death, including fatal opioid overdoses. The study found more than 6 percent of Massachusetts adults received a risky opioid prescription during a five-year period.