Prevalence of domestic violence against women undergoing methadone maintenance therapy programs and its related risk factors - Ghiasi Z, Zaheri Y, Payandeh A, Shahbandari M, Sabzehali F, Ranjbar H.
This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of domestic violence (DV) against women who are undergoing methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) and its related risk factors. METHODS: This case-control study was conducted on 195 women who ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Methadone-involved overdose deaths in the United States before and during the COVID-19 pandemic - Kleinman RA, Sanches M.
BACKGROUND: Few studies have characterized methadone-involved overdose deaths in the US since 2014 despite changing patterns of opioid use, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and changes to take-home dose guidance in opioid treatment programs (OTPs) in Ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Buprenorphine Use in Pregnancy May Reduce Risk for Adverse Neonatal Outcomes
Risk for preterm birth, small size for gestational age, low birth weight lower for those receiving buprenorphine versus methadone (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 1, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Buprenorphine Use in Pregnancy May Reduce Risk for Adverse Neonatal Outcomes
THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2022 -- The risk for adverse neonatal outcomes is lower with use of buprenorphine versus methadone in pregnancy, according to a study published in the Dec. 1 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Elizabeth A. Suarez,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 1, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Buprenorphine Linked With Lower Risk of Neonatal Harms Than Methadone Buprenorphine Linked With Lower Risk of Neonatal Harms Than Methadone
Buprenorphine was associated with lower risk of neonatal side effects than methadone.MDedge News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - November 30, 2022 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

As Overdoses Soar in Rural America, More Clinicians Are Prescribing Addiction Medications
Reports on the increase in prescribed buprenorphine for the treatment of addiction to heroin or opioid painkillers, noting the accessibility of treatment for rural patients who would otherwise have to travel daily to cities to receive methadone treatment. Notes the increase in overdoses due to the prevalence of fentanyl misuse. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - November 30, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Many hospital policies create barriers to good management of opioid withdrawal
This study looked at NHS hospital policies on the management of opioid withdrawal. It found wide variation in policies but many created delays in access to substitute opioids. For example, some policies required lab tests to demonstrate recent use (which could take many hours) or input from specialist drug teams before prescribing. Some lacked clear guidance for doctors on how to start prescribing opioid substitutes or how to continue community prescriptions. The study also looked at the UK ' s Omitted and Delayed Medicines Tool, which informs hospitals ' lists of critical medicines. The tool did not consider opioid subst...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A guard stopped a gunman from entering a Buffalo methadone clinic
#methadoneclinic #gunman #guard #buffalo (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parenting among women in methadone treatment: contributions of mental health problems and violence exposure - Hans SL, Herriott AL, Finger B, Edwards RC, McNeilly CG.
The aim of the current study is to explore factors associated with quality of parenting among women in treatment for opioid use disorders. 150 Black American women with 3-5  year old children were recruited through methadone treatment programs. Parenting r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Association between jail-based methadone or buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder and overdose mortality after release from New York City jails 2011-2017 - Lim S, Cherian T, Katyal M, Goldfeld KS, McDonald R, Wiewel E, Khan M, Krawczyk N, Braunstein S, Murphy SM, Jalali A, Jeng PJ, Macdonald R, Lee JD.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Opioid overdose is a leading cause of death during the immediate time after release from jail or prison. Most jails in the United States do not provide methadone and buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder (MOUD), and research ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Methadone and buprenorphine-related deaths among people prescribed and not prescribed opioid agonist therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic in England - Aldabergenov D, Reynolds L, Scott J, Kelleher MJ, Strang J, Copeland CS, Kalk NJ.
BACKGROUND: The coronavirus pandemic resulted in many changes which had the potential to impact mortality related to opioid agonist therapy (OAT; methadone, buprenorphine), including changes in the prescribing and dispensing of OAT and patterns of drug ava... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

New Biden Plan Would Help Pregnant Women Fight Opioid Addiction
New initiative would use Justice Department, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Indian Health Service to improve access to buprenorphine, methadone (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 22, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Institutional, Source Type: news

Sonara Health raises $3M for digital methadone management platform
The startup plans to use the seed funding to continue developing its platform and partner with more opioid treatment programs. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 4, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Combined effects of quetiapine and opioids: a study of autopsy cases, drug users and sedation in rats - Andersen FD, Joca S, Hvingelby V, Arjmand S, Pinilla E, Steffensen SC, Simonsen U, Andersen CU.
This study aimed to elucidate if quetiapine, a widely used sedative antipsychotic medication, may increase the risk of fatal opioid poisoning by additive inhibitory effects on the central nervous... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Stories of humanity in Internal Medicine
At the sixth annual “Stories of Internal Medicine,” Yale clinicians shared vivid tales from methadone clinics, patients’ bedsides, and beyond. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 10, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news