Increasing Access to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment: Assessing State Policies and the Evidence Behind Them.

CONCLUSIONS: States in this study reported substantial progress in increasing access to medication-assisted treatment, but empirical evidence of their effects is still emerging. PMID: 31790360 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs - Category: Addiction Tags: J Stud Alcohol Drugs Source Type: research

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BACKGROUND: Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), defined as a physical or psychological reliance on opioids, is a public health epidemic. Identifying adults likely to develop OUD can help public health officials in planning effective intervention strategies. The aim...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
In conclusion, all above mechanisms appear to intervene synergistically and may act as modifiable risk factors for infant and mother NAFLD. PMID: 31969089 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Pharmaceutical Design - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Pharm Des Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Opiate misuse has reached epidemic levels. Prevention efforts depend on distinguishing opiate users from abusers. The current study compared opioid users who died by natural cases, accidents, and suicide using psychological autopsy methods. Gro...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
This report from a clinical decision support (CDS) working group convened by the NIDA Center for the Clinical Trials Network aims to converge electronic technology in the EHR with the urgent need to improve screening, identification, and treatment of OUD in primary care settings through the development of a CDS algorithm that could be implemented as a tool in the EHR. This aim is consistent with federal, state and local government and private sector efforts to improve access and quality of MOUD treatment for OUD, existing clinical quality and HEDIS measures for OUD or drug and alcohol use disorders, and with a recent draft...
Source: Addiction Science and Clinical Practice - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Addict Sci Clin Pract Source Type: research
As of November 5, 2019, there have been 2051 cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI), with 39 deaths reported in the United States, over four months. The rapidly increasing popular habits of vaping and e-cigarette use ha...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
This study aimed to assess the magnitude of physi...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS Our data highlight several areas of concern in the practice of standard or transmission-based precautions in the sampled population. First, hand-hygiene policies are not well enforced. Second, personal protective equipment is not appropriately used while examining potentially infectious patients. Third, eye-drop vials are not consistently discarded if contaminated with eye secretions. Lastly, a large proportion of surveyed practices use inadequate disinfection techniques of tonometers.
Source: Optometry and Vision Science - Category: Opthalmology Tags: REPORTS Source Type: research
Chronic liver disease is a condition commonly found in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients. Indeed, HIV and hepatitis viruses are transmitted via similar routes. Moreover, in accordance with the global epidemic of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), also in the HIV-infected population this latter condition is increasing [1]. Finally, a specific form of non-cirrhotic portal hypertension (NCPH) has been identified in HIV-infected patients who have received dideoxynucleoside analogues (D-drugs) [2].
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Co-researchers highlighted structural barriers that were a cause or consequence of food insecurity and situations that threaten the right to healthy food and opportunities for a healthy life. Co-researchers reported examples of knowledge and skills they learned through participation in the project that were used to overcome structural barriers to healthy eating and physical activity, and likely contributed to weight loss. PMID: 31866592 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Progress in Community Health Partnerships - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Prog Community Health Partnersh Source Type: research
According to a new report by Orange County, California’s health care agency, the overdose deaths in Orange County have greatly surpassed that of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties and, most shockingly, all of California as a whole. The opioid crisis in Orange County has grown so much that a high concentration of treatment centers has popped up in the area hoping to combat this issue, but it doesn’t seem to be enough. In addition, the report details that the majority of state-licensed treatment centers and unregulated sober living homes are located along the c...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Addiction Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates opiate abuse opiate addiction opioid opioid crisis opioids orange county Source Type: blogs
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