Non-suicidal self-injury in Chinese heroin-dependent patients receiving methadone maintenance treatment: prevalence and associated factors - Zhong BL, Xu YM, Zhu JH, Liu XJ.
This study determined the prevalence of NSSI and its methods in HDPs unde... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Potential location of Dunkirk addictions' facility receives pushback
Hispanics United of Buffalo is working on a plan to expand its addictions treatment program in Dunkirk with a new methadone clinic. According to the Dunkirk Observer, HUB is working to acquire a building on East Third Street from The Resource Center, where it plans to house behavioral health services and drug treatment services. The 6,500-square-foot site has been used in the past for recovery services and currently houses a prevention program operated by Chautauqua Alcohol& Substance Abuse Council. Though… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Potential location of Dunkirk addictions' facility receives pushback
Hispanics United of Buffalo is working on a plan to expand its addictions treatment program in Dunkirk with a new methadone clinic. According to the Dunkirk Observer, HUB is working to acquire a building on East Third Street from The Resource Center, where it plans to house behavioral health services and drug treatment services. The 6,500-square-foot site has been used in the past for recovery services and currently houses a prevention program operated by Chautauqua Alcohol& Substance Abuse Council. Though… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Treatment for Opioid Abuse Grows, but Many on Medicaid Don't Receive It
MONDAY, July 2, 2018 -- Approval of the drug buprenorphine led to a rise in the number of Medicaid patients getting medication to treat opioid addiction. But the rates were lower among poor, black and Hispanic patients, a new study says. Methadone... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

After Opioid Overdose, Only 30% Get Medicine to Treat Addiction After Opioid Overdose, Only 30% Get Medicine to Treat Addiction
Patients revived from an opioid overdose who get methadone or Suboxone treatment for addiction afterward are much more likely to be alive a year later, says a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Methadone Reduces NAS Treatment Time, Length of Stay
(MedPage Today) -- But effects on infant development remain uncertain (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Methadone and buprenorphine reduce risk of death after opioid overdose
NIH research confirms effective treatments for opioid use disorder are underutilized. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 19, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Methadone and buprenorphine reduce risk of death after opioid overdose
(NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse) A National Institutes of Health-funded study found that treatment of opioid use disorder with either methadone or buprenorphine following a nonfatal opioid overdose is associated with significant reductions in opioid related mortality. The research, published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine, was co-funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, both parts of NIH. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Methadone and buprenorphine reduce risk of death after opioid overdose
Courtesy of NIDA A National Institutes of Health-funded study found that treatment of opioid use disorder with either methadone or buprenorphine following a nonfatal opioid overdose is associated with significant reductions in opioid related mortality. The research, published today in the... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - June 19, 2018 Category: Addiction Tags: Evidence-Based Practices, Health and Medical Professionals, NIDAMED News, Overdose, Pain, Researchers, Treatment Research, Prescription Drugs, Pain Medication, Opioids, Heroin Source Type: news

Opioid addiction drugs severely underutilized, study finds
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. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Doctors Give Morphine to Babies Born With Opioid Addiction. A New Study Suggests There ’s a Better Way
As the opioid crisis continues, an estimated one baby is born every 20 minutes to a mother who is addicted to the painkilling drugs. But doctors have few proven ways to treat those infants who become dependent on opioids in utero and are born in withdrawal from the drugs. “Despite the fact that we have seen increases in NAS in recent years, there is still significant uncertainty about who to treat, when to treat and what agents to use,” says Dr. Jonathan Davis, vice chair of pediatrics at Tufts Medical Center. “And then there are questions about how fast to increase the dose, and how fast to take the babi...
Source: TIME: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Meds Can Cut Deaths From Opioid Abuse, But Too Few Get Them
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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Methadone and buprenorphine decrease mortality after nonfatal overdose
(Boston Medical Center) new study out of Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction on opioid overdose survivors indicates that two FDA approved medications to treat opioid use disorder save lives, but only three out of 10 overdose survivors receive them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Methadone and Buprenorphine —When to Use, What to Know
New Half-Day Workshop at the PAINWeek 2018 Pain Conference Will Explore Two Lesser-Known Analgesics(PRWeb June 07, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/prweb15539230.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Methadone Hydrochloride Injection (Updated - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - May 31, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Non-opioid Drug to Ease Withdrawal Symptoms
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal regulators have approved the first nonopioid treatment to ease withdrawal symptoms from quitting addictive opioids. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expedited approval of Lucemyra (luc-eh-MEER'-eh) to help combat the U.S. opioid epidemic. The tablet was approved Wednesday to treat adults for up to two weeks for common withdrawal symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain and agitation. It is not an addiction treatment but can be part of a longer-term plan. People going through detox are usually given opioid medicine like methadone, which eases the cravings without an intense high....
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Non-opioid Drug to Ease Withdrawal Symptoms
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal regulators have approved the first nonopioid treatment to ease withdrawal symptoms from quitting addictive opioids. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expedited approval of Lucemyra (luc-eh-MEER'-eh) to help combat the U.S. opioid epidemic. The tablet was approved Wednesday to treat adults for up to two weeks for common withdrawal symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain and agitation. It is not an addiction treatment but can be part of a longer-term plan. People going through detox are usually given opioid medicine like methadone, which eases the cravings without an intense high....
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Non-opioid Drug to Ease Withdrawal Symptoms
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal regulators have approved the first nonopioid treatment to ease withdrawal symptoms from quitting addictive opioids. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expedited approval of Lucemyra (luc-eh-MEER'-eh) to help combat the U.S. opioid epidemic. The tablet was approved Wednesday to treat adults for up to two weeks for common withdrawal symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain and agitation. It is not an addiction treatment but can be part of a longer-term plan. People going through detox are usually given opioid medicine like methadone, which eases the cravings without an intense high....
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Non-opioid Drug to Ease Withdrawal Symptoms
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal regulators have approved the first nonopioid treatment to ease withdrawal symptoms from quitting addictive opioids. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expedited approval of Lucemyra (luc-eh-MEER'-eh) to help combat the U.S. opioid epidemic. The tablet was approved Wednesday to treat adults for up to two weeks for common withdrawal symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain and agitation. It is not an addiction treatment but can be part of a longer-term plan. People going through detox are usually given opioid medicine like methadone, which eases the cravings without an intense high....
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Disaster preparedness among opioid treatment programs: policy recommendations from state opioid treatment authorities - Elliott L, Benoit E, Matusow H, Rosenblum A.
Recent natural disasters in the US have demonstrated the enormous potential for opioid treatment programs (OTP) to be rendered inoperable, disrupting methadone dispensing for their patients. Discontinuation of dispensing has severe consequences for OTP pat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Sask. nurses want prescribing power to tackle opioid addiction
On Thursday, Saskatchewan nurses will vote on proposed bylaw changes that would allow them to prescribe opioid substitution therapies, like methadone. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: methadone clinics
Despite the nation's deepening opioid crisis, the Medicare drug program for the elderly covers methadone only when prescribed for pain (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: methadone clinics
Opioid overdoses killed 1,354 Americans ages 65 and older in 2016, but Medicare doesn't cover the oldest proven treatment for opioid addiction: methadone (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medication-Assisted Treatment Needs Community Support
Communities like Portsmouth, Ohio, regularly make national news for waves of overdoses. On any given day, nearly 100 people across the country die due to opioid overdose. The problem always feels like an uphill battle, and often a losing one for social workers and drug counselors who hope to get clients on the path to sobriety. Evidence shows that one method, medication assisted treatment (MAT), works; however, for MAT to be truly effective, it takes an entire community. What Is Medication Assisted Treatment? Medication assisted treatment is an evidence-based recovery process that combines traditional therapies and detox p...
Source: Psych Central - April 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Desiree Patton Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Medications Stigma Substance Abuse Addiction Treatment buprenorphine probuphine methadone naloxone naltrexone acamprosate evidence-based treatment medication-assisted treatment recovery Source Type: news

Buprenorphine may be a safer opioid substitute than methadone but only if treatment duration is longer, study suggests
The less commonly prescribed opioid substitute buprenorphine may be safer than methadone for problem opioid users, especially if used during the first month of treatment, according to a study by researchers from the University of Bristol, King ’ s College London, University of Manchester and Bristol Drugs Project, with implications for guidance on GP prescribing. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Dr. Ottavio Vitolo Joins Relmada Therapeutics as Senior Vice President, Head of RandD and Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Vitolo brings wide range of experience in clinical psychiatry, neurology and rare diseases to lead Relmada development programs NEW YORK, April 3, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Relmada Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: RLMD), a clinica... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Relmada Therapeutics, methadone, mepivacaine, dextromethadone (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths Continue to Rise; Increase Fueled by Synthetic Opioids
A report in the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) found that the drug overdose epidemic is spreading geographically and increasing across demographic groups. It also found that recent increases in drug overdose deaths are driven by sharp increases in deaths involving synthetic opioids other than methadone, such as illicitly-manufactured fentanyl. In 2016, nearly two-thirds of drug overdose deaths involved opioids. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - March 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Ageing opioid users' increased risk of methadone-specific death in the UK - Pierce M, Millar T, Robertson JR, Bird SM.
BACKGROUND: The first evidence that the hazard ratio (HR) for methadone-specific death rises more steeply with age-group than for all drug-related deaths (DRDs) came from Scotland's cohort of 33,000 methadone-prescription clients. We aim to examine, for En... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Ottawa making it easier for doctors to prescribe methadone and heroin
The federal government is taking steps to make it easier for doctors to prescribe methadone and pharmaceutical grade heroin. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Opioid Poisonings, Overdoses Send More US Kids to Hospitals
CHICAGO (AP) — Opioid poisonings and overdoses are sending increasing numbers of U.S. children and teens to the hospital, according to a study showing a substantial rise in young patients needing critical care. The study included accidental poisonings along with overdoses from intentional use. Prescription painkillers were most commonly involved, but heroin, methadone and other opioid drugs also were used. Hospitalizations were most common among kids aged 12-17 and those aged 1 to 5. The youngest kids typically found parents' medications or illicit drugs and used them out of curiosity, said Dr. Jason Kane, the lead a...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Opioid Poisonings, Overdoses Send More US Kids to Hospitals
CHICAGO (AP) — Opioid poisonings and overdoses are sending increasing numbers of U.S. children and teens to the hospital, according to a study showing a substantial rise in young patients needing critical care. The study included accidental poisonings along with overdoses from intentional use. Prescription painkillers were most commonly involved, but heroin, methadone and other opioid drugs also were used. Hospitalizations were most common among kids aged 12-17 and those aged 1 to 5. The youngest kids typically found parents' medications or illicit drugs and used them out of curiosity, said Dr. Jason Kane, the lead a...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Opioid Poisonings, Overdoses Send More US Kids to Hospitals
CHICAGO (AP) — Opioid poisonings and overdoses are sending increasing numbers of U.S. children and teens to the hospital, according to a study showing a substantial rise in young patients needing critical care. The study included accidental poisonings along with overdoses from intentional use. Prescription painkillers were most commonly involved, but heroin, methadone and other opioid drugs also were used. Hospitalizations were most common among kids aged 12-17 and those aged 1 to 5. The youngest kids typically found parents' medications or illicit drugs and used them out of curiosity, said Dr. Jason Kane, the lead a...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 6, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Childhood Opioid Overdoses Nearly Doubled In Last 10 Years
Child hospitalizations due to opioid overdoses nearly doubled between 2004 and 2015, according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics. Attempts to curb opioid use among adults have not curtailed this troubling trend, the authors say, and more efforts are needed to reduce opioid ingestion—both intentional and accidental—in kids. For the new study, researchers examined billing records from 49 children’s hospitals in 27 states and the District of Columbia. They found that between 2004 and 2015, there were a total of 3,647 opioid-related hospitalizations in 31 different hospitals. The percentage of those ch...
Source: TIME: Health - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Pioneering approach to addiction in Rhode Island jails saves lives
(Reuters Health) - An innovative program offering all of Rhode Island ’s prisoners methadone and other drugs to treat opioid-use disorders has slashed overdose deaths in the state during its first year, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Tanzania:Ray of Hope for Drug Addicts. . . Govt to Include Methadone in Essential Drugs List
[Daily News] Mwanza -THE government will soon include methadone in its top essential medicines list, procure and stock it for use by drug abuse victims. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

West Side health center to combat opioid epidemic
Pinnacle-Covedale Treatment Services recently opened in a Westwood shopping center to provide treatment for patients battling drug  addictions.  Heroin and opiate abuse have reached epidemic levels in Greater Cincinnati, and the outpatient facility at the Glenway Crossing Shopping Center offers medication-assisted treatment using either Methadone or Suboxone. Vivitrol will be an option in the future.   Medical, physical, spiritual and psychological challenges are addressed at the facility. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Cost-effectiveness analysis of the Parents under Pressure programme for methadone-maintained parents - Dalziel K, Dawe S, Harnett PH, Segal L.
Children living in families with parental substance abuse are at high risk of child maltreatment and associated adverse outcomes. A trial of methadone-maintained parents randomised to the Parents under Pressure (PuP) parenting programme reported significan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

TIP 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorders - Full Document (Including Executive Summary and Parts 1-5)
This Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) reviews the use of the three Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications used to treat opioid use disorder (OUD)-methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine-and the other strategies and services needed to support recovery for people with OUD. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study finds opportunity to increase opioid dependence treatment in Ontario jails
(McMaster University) The study included completion of an online survey by 27 physicians, who reported working in 15 of 26 provincial correctional facilities for adults in Ontario. This included 10 of the 13 facilities with a population of more than 200. The study identified that about half of the physicians prescribed methadone and half prescribed buprenorphine/naloxone to treat opioid dependence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Doctors Struggle to Treat Youngest Victims of Opioid Epidemic
CHICAGO (AP) — Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments. Sarah Sherbert's first child was whisked away to a hospital special-care nursery for two weeks of treatment for withdrawal from doctor-prescribed methadone that her mother continued to use during her pregnancy. Nurses hesitated to let Sherbert hold the girl and hovered nervously when she visited to breast-feed. Born just 15 months later and 30 miles away at a different South Carolina hospital, Sherbert's second child was started on medicine even before he showed any withdrawal symptoms a...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Doctors Struggle to Treat Youngest Victims of Opioid Epidemic
CHICAGO (AP) — Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments. Sarah Sherbert's first child was whisked away to a hospital special-care nursery for two weeks of treatment for withdrawal from doctor-prescribed methadone that her mother continued to use during her pregnancy. Nurses hesitated to let Sherbert hold the girl and hovered nervously when she visited to breast-feed. Born just 15 months later and 30 miles away at a different South Carolina hospital, Sherbert's second child was started on medicine even before he showed any withdrawal symptoms a...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Doctors Struggle to Treat Youngest Victims of Opioid Epidemic
CHICAGO (AP) — Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments. Sarah Sherbert's first child was whisked away to a hospital special-care nursery for two weeks of treatment for withdrawal from doctor-prescribed methadone that her mother continued to use during her pregnancy. Nurses hesitated to let Sherbert hold the girl and hovered nervously when she visited to breast-feed. Born just 15 months later and 30 miles away at a different South Carolina hospital, Sherbert's second child was started on medicine even before he showed any withdrawal symptoms a...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 14, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

‘It’s a National Problem.’ How Hospitals Are Treating Opioid Addiction’s Youngest Sufferers
(CHICAGO) — Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments.Sarah Sherbert’s first child was whisked away to a hospital special-care nursery for two weeks of treatment for withdrawal from doctor-prescribed methadone that her mother continued to use during her pregnancy. Nurses hesitated to let Sherbert hold the girl and hovered nervously when she visited to breast-feed. Born just 15 months later and 30 miles away at a different South Carolina hospital, Sherbert’s second child was started on medicine even before he showed any withdrawal sy...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Tanner / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH Drugs healthytime onetime Source Type: news

New opioid treatment center opens in Dayton region
A new treatment center meant to help individuals with opioid-use disorders has opened in Montgomery County. Dayton Treatment Services, located at 7301 Poe Ave. in Vandalia, is a for-profit organization that offers outpatient, evidence-based treatment interventions for those struggling with opioid addiction. Recognized by the state of Ohio as a licensed narcotics treatment program (NTP), the center offe rs medically assisted treatment that utilizes either Methadone or Suboxone. Future programming… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John Bush Source Type: news

The Country ’s First Safe Injection Facility May Soon Open in Philadelphia. Here’s What You Need to Know
Last month, supervised injection facilities, also known as safe injection facilities (SIFs), were thrust back into the news when Philadelphia officials announced the city would likely become the first in the U.S. to adopt the controversial tactic for fighting opioid abuse. SIFs, which currently operate in Canada, Europe and Australia, offer drug users a place to use heroin and other narcotics under the supervision of medical professionals. (SIFs do not provide drugs, nor do their employees inject users directly.) Proponents say they can help curb overdose deaths, improve injection hygiene and expand access to addiction tre...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime onetime Philadelphia Source Type: news

Self-harm, methadone use and drug-related deaths amongst those registered as being of no fixed abode or homeless in Ireland - Glynn RW, Lynn E, Griffin E, Fitzgerald M, Ward M.
This work aims to contribute to the evidence base regarding the health of those who experience homelessness in Ireland by collating data on methadone use, drug-related deaths and emergency department presentations due to self-harm. Data from the Central Me... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Breast cancer treatments can raise risk of heart disease, American Heart Association warns
The American Heart Association issued a stark warning Thursday for women with breast cancer: Life-saving therapies like chemotherapy and radiation can cause heart failure and other serious cardiac problems, sometimes years after treatment. The organization said patients and doctors shouldn’t avoid the treatments but instead take steps to prevent or minimize the cardiac risks. And […]Related:Social egg freezing is a numbers game that many women don’t understandFDA wants to curb abuse of Imodium, ‘the poor man’s methadone’This flu season is on track to be the worst in nearly a decade (Sou...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC director resigns over conflicts with financial interests
Director Brenda Fitzgerald, who joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention only in midsummer, held "complex financial interests" that had repeatedly forced her to recuse herself from the agency's activities and kept her from testifying before lawmakers on public health issues. Her new boss, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, announced Wednesday morning […]Related:A couple returned from vacation with itchy feet. Hookworms were tunneling through their skin.Social egg freezing is a numbers game that many women don’t understandFDA wants to curb abuse of Imodium, ‘the poor man...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Cracks Down On OTC Imodium Abuse
Loperamide, a drug with opiate effects used to treat short term bouts of diarrhea, and the active ingredient in Imodium AD sold OTC, is now in the cross hairs of the FDA in an effort to reduce abuse of this opiate analog, often called the “poor man’s methadone.” (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news