NIH Outlines New Game Plan to Combat Opioid Crisis NIH Outlines New Game Plan to Combat Opioid Crisis

The HEAL initiative will focus on improving treatments for patients who misuse or are addicted to opioids and enhancing strategies for effective pain management.Medscape Medical News
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WellBrain, a Bay Area meditation-focused addiction prevention and chronic pain management platform, announced yesterday that it has acquired Mevoked, a behavioral analytics platform that currently offers a digital program for management of perinatal and postpartum mental health conditions. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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With growing concern of opioid addiction, misuse and Opioid Related Adverse Drug Events (ORADE) in surgical patients, we evaluated the potential of decreasing the use of opioids on post-operative unilateral knee/hip arthroplasty patients. A high number of surgical patients experience ORADE while in the acute care facility. Initiating a protocol for opioid sparing regimen for the joint replacement patients was prudent. Surgical patients that receive less opioids experience less ORADE. This in turn decreases length of stay while achieving adequate pain management and maintaining high discharge home percentages without increased readmissions.
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Abstract Despite what hospital nomenclature might seem to imply, treatment for alcohol dependence is not weaning; it is more comprehensive and mainly aimed at the overall phenomenon of addiction. Up until now, the objective of treatment has been to obtain total abstinence by any means. However, current treatments and research are aimed at enabling the dependent subject to learn to regain control over a disease defined precisely by the repeated impossibility of controlling behavior that persists notwithstanding his awareness of its deleterious consequences, be they physical, psychological, familial, professional an...
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Purpose: The purpose of this article is to examine how case managers, taking a holistic, patient-centered approach that is grounded in advocacy, have a crucial role to play in the opioid crisis response. This includes providing education, support, and resources to prevent misuse of and addiction to opioids prescribed for pain management and intervening with more resources to help combat the nonmedical use of prescription opioids and heroin. Primary Practice Settings: In addition to case managers in acute care, workers' compensation, and palliative care, who have frequent contact with patients who are prescribed opioid...
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A lot has been written about Suboxone, the buprenorphine treatment drug. For many, Suboxone acts as an effective medication to treat opioid addiction. For others, it’s a highly-valued street drug that is commonly diverted and misused. To understand and acknowledge the darker side of Suboxone we have to look back at its history over the past 16 years. History of Suboxone Suboxone was first approved by the FDA in 2002 to treat opioid addiction in office-based opioid treatment programs. Prior to Suboxone, the only opioid treatment drug available was methadone, which could only be obtained from an opioid treatment progra...
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In the future, the state's potential doctors and dentists will get more education around pain management — and stopping addiction before it starts. In January, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam created a 19-member commission to determine key skills future medical professionals need to prescribe medications for pain management. The Commission on Pain and Addiction Medicine Education issued its Competenci es Report on July 26 as one part of the TN Together Initiative to combat opioid addiction in Tennessee.…
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CONCLUSIONS: These findings provide a potential model for the replication of intensive care management strategies utilizing NCMs in primary care. PMID: 30044484 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Opioid Management - Category: Addiction Tags: J Opioid Manag Source Type: research
When a patient shows up in a hospital with chest pain, there’s an established, step-by-step pathway for how physicians, nurses, and other clinicians direct their cardiac care. Unfortunately, the same isn’t true for people grappling with addiction. Corey Waller, M.D., Better Care Playbook Faculty and Principal at Health Management Associates, says a change in practice is needed.        
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Publication date: Available online 25 July 2018Source: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological PsychiatryAuthor(s): Ainsley M. Sutherland, Judith Nicholls, James Bao, Hance ClarkeAbstractThere is significant overlap in the pharmacological management of pain and psychological disorders. Appropriate treatment of patients' comorbid psychological disorders, including sleep disturbances often leads to an improvement in reported pain intensity. The three first line agents for neuropathic pain include tricyclic antidepressants and serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors which are medications originally developed ...
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When a patient shows up in a hospital with chest pain, there’s an established, step-by-step pathway for how physicians, nurses, and other clinicians direct their cardiac care. Unfortunately, the same isn’t true for people grappling with addiction. Corey Waller, M.D., Better Care Playbook Faculty and Principal at Health Management Associates, says a change in practice is needed.        
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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