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Chautauqua hospital plans county's first outpatient methadone program
UPMC Chautauqua at WCA has filed plans with the state to add medication-assisted treatment at its clinic in downtown Dunkirk. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Chinese scientists 'erase' drug memories in heroin addicts
Scientists at Peking University in China have found an effective way to reduce cravings in heroin addicts by 'erasing' their memories of drug highs using memory manipulation and methadone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicaid coverage for methadone improves treatment for opioid use disorder in pregnancy
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD) are more likely to receive evidence-based treatment with an 'opioid agonist' -- usually methadone -- in states where those medications are covered by Medicaid, reports a study in the December issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

OPEN ACCESS REFERENCES: Fall ‘17
Conclusions: Nearly 1 out of 8 parents presenting to an urban pediatric ED reported using the Internet in the 24 hours prior to the ED visit. Among privately insured, at least one in 5 parents reported using the Internet prior to visiting the ED. Web-based medical information often influences decision making regarding ED utilization. Pediatric providers should provide parents with recommendations for high-quality sources of health information available on the Internet. (Interact J Med Res 2017;6(2):e17) doi:10.2196/ijmr.5075 Quest Diagnostics Health Trends™ Prescription Drug Monitoring Report 2017 . Wale, et al, Int...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

Deaths involving fentanyl, fentanyl analogs, and U-47700 - 10 states, July-December 2016 - O'Donnell JK, Halpin J, Mattson CL, Goldberger BA, Gladden RM.
Preliminary estimates of U.S. drug overdose deaths exceeded 60,000 in 2016 and were partially driven by a fivefold increase in overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids (excluding methadone), from 3,105 in 2013 to approximately 20,000 in 2016 (1,2). Illi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Navigating Methadone Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Navigating Methadone Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Methadone can save the lives of patients with opioid use disorder, but it can also destroy those lives, so how do prescribers determine the proper candidates?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Emergency Three-Day Administration of Opioid Agonist Under 21 CFR 1306.07
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 11/02/2017 This two-page document provides guidance for practitioners who have neither registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) nor obtained a waiver, and want to perform "emergency administration of narcotics...to relieve acute withdrawal symptoms while treatment arrangements are being made (i.e., the three-day rule)." Registration with DEA or a DATA 2000 waiver is not required when narcotic drugs are used incidentally to medical or surgical treatment for conditions other than addiction (e.g., an opioid-dependent patient who is admitted to a...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Deaths Involving Fentanyl, Fentanyl Analogs, and U-47700 - 10 States, July-December 2016
Preliminary estimates of U.S. drug overdose deaths exceeded 60,000 in 2016 and were partially driven by a fivefold increase in overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids (excluding methadone), from 3,105 in 2013 to approximately 20,000 in 2016. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. to promote use of opioid alternatives to treat addiction
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to encourage opioid addicts to use less harmful opioid drugs such as methadone and buprenorphine, a radical shift in policy that could agitate those in the addiction field who believe abstinence is the only effective treatment. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Addressing Boston's 'Methadone Mile' and Other Drug Havens
BOSTON (AP) — A young woman crouches on a dusty strip of grass alongside a busy Boston thoroughfare and plunges a needle into her arm. Around the corner, a couple stands zombie-like in the middle of the sidewalk, oblivious to passing pedestrians on a muggy morning. Farther down the road, a man injects heroin into another man's hand beside a gas station convenience store. "It's hard to be out here and not be high, you know," said Jamie Allison, a 36-year-old woman with telltale black needle marks on her arms, shrugging as she took in the milieu from her curbside perch. "You need something just to get th...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - October 5, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Philip Marcelo, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Addressing Boston's 'Methadone Mile' and Other Drug Havens
BOSTON (AP) — A young woman crouches on a dusty strip of grass alongside a busy Boston thoroughfare and plunges a needle into her arm. Around the corner, a couple stands zombie-like in the middle of the sidewalk, oblivious to passing pedestrians on a muggy morning. Farther down the road, a man injects heroin into another man's hand beside a gas station convenience store. "It's hard to be out here and not be high, you know," said Jamie Allison, a 36-year-old woman with telltale black needle marks on her arms, shrugging as she took in the milieu from her curbside perch. "You need something just to get th...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - October 5, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Philip Marcelo, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Addressing Boston's 'Methadone Mile' and Other Drug Havens
BOSTON (AP) — A young woman crouches on a dusty strip of grass alongside a busy Boston thoroughfare and plunges a needle into her arm. Around the corner, a couple stands zombie-like in the middle of the sidewalk, oblivious to passing pedestrians on a muggy morning. Farther down the road, a man injects heroin into another man's hand beside a gas station convenience store. "It's hard to be out here and not be high, you know," said Jamie Allison, a 36-year-old woman with telltale black needle marks on her arms, shrugging as she took in the milieu from her curbside perch. "You need something just to get th...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 5, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Philip Marcelo, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Cleaning up 'Methadone Mile' and other drug havens
Cities are wrestling with chronically drug-infested areas that have expanded during the heroin crisis, including Boston's 'Methadone Mile' (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

When does methadone treatment reduce arrest and severity of arrest charges? An analysis of arrest records - Schwartz RP, Kelly SM, Mitchell SG, Gryczynski J, O'Grady KE, Jaffe JH.
This is an analysis of the odds of arrest, severity of charges, and factors predicting these outcomes in the year after methadone treatment entry using arrest records of patients (N=289) participating in two opioid treatment programs (OTPs) in Baltimore, M... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Using nominal group technique among clinical providers to identify barriers and prioritize solutions to scaling up opioid agonist therapies in Ukraine - Madden L, Bojko MJ, Farnum S, Mazhnaya A, Fomenko T, Marcus R, Barry D, Ivanchuk I, Kolomiets V, Filippovych S, Dvoryak S, Altice FL.
BACKGROUND: Opioid agonist therapies (OAT) like methadone and buprenorphine maintenance treatment remain markedly under-scaled in Ukraine despite adequate funding. Clinicians and administrators were assembled as part of an implementation science strategy t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

FDA: Don't Withhold Methadone, Buprenorphine in Patients Taking CNS Depressants (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM Medication treatment for opioid addiction (e.g., " medication-assisted treatment " with methadone and buprenorphine) shouldn't be withheld from patients who take benzodiazepines … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Issues Warning About Mixing Opioid Addiction Treatments With Other Meds
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity. The FDA warned that mixing such drugs can cause difficulty breathing, coma or death, so it should be done with caution. The agency said a growing number of people fighting opioid addiction with methadone or buprenorphine also take other prescription drugs that slow action of the central nervous system. The warning lists several dozen brand-name and generic drugs that could be risky, in...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

FDA Issues Warning About Mixing Opioid Addiction Treatments With Other Meds
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity. The FDA warned that mixing such drugs can cause difficulty breathing, coma or death, so it should be done with caution. The agency said a growing number of people fighting opioid addiction with methadone or buprenorphine also take other prescription drugs that slow action of the central nervous system. The warning lists several dozen brand-name and generic drugs that could be risky, in...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA urges caution about withholding opioid addiction medications from patients taking benzodiazepines or CNS depressants: careful medication management can reduce risks
Based on our additional review, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising that the opioid addiction medications buprenorphine and methadone should not be withheld from patients taking benzodiazepines or other drugs that depress the central nervous system (CNS). The combined use of these drugs increases the risk of serious side effects; however, the harm caused by untreated opioid addiction usually outweighs these risks. Careful medication management by health care professionals can reduce these risks. We are requiring this information to be added to the buprenorphine and methadone drug labels along with detai...
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - September 19, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Methadone clinics in Houston are reopening after Harvey
Methadone clinics that provide care to substance abuse patients are opening up in the aftermath of Harvey, working to track down and accommodate patients who rely on the drug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trends in deaths involving heroin and synthetic opioids excluding methadone, and law enforcement drug product reports, by census region - United States, 2006-2015 - O'Donnell JK, Gladden RM, Seth P.
Opioid overdose deaths quadrupled from 8,050 in 1999 to 33,091 in 2015 and accounted for 63% of drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2015. During 2010-2015, heroin overdose deaths quadrupled from 3,036 to 12,989 (1). Sharp increases in the supply o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Trends in Deaths Involving Heroin and Synthetic Opioids Excluding Methadone, and Law Enforcement Drug Product Reports, by Census Region — United States, 2006–2015
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 31, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Trends in Deaths Involving Heroin and Synthetic Opioids Excluding Methadone, and Law Enforcement Drug Product Reports, by Census Region - United States, 2006-2015
CDC examined trends in unintentional and undetermined deaths involving heroin or synthetic opioids excluding methadone (i.e., synthetic opioids) by the four U.S. Census regions during 2006-2015. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trends in the Use of Methadone, Buprenorphine, and Extended-Release Naltrexone at Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities: 2003-2015 Updated (August 2017)
Report updates use of Methadone, Buprenorphine, and Extended-Release Naltrexone in substance abuse treatment facilities using the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS). (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA Report Shows Increase in Opioid Treatment Facilities
A new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA),Trends in the Use of Methadone, Buprenorphine, and Extended-release Naltrexone at Substance Abuse Facilities 2003-2015, found that opioid treatment programs in the United States increased 39% from 2003 to 2016. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 22, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Catholic Health announces new site for suburban methadone clinic
The health system told neighbors near a proposed site on Millersport Highway the clinic will be located elsewhere. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Catholic Health announces new site for suburban methadone clinic
The health system told neighbors near a proposed site on Millersport Highway the clinic will be located elsewhere. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Former addict mom says ASMR YouTube videos saved her
Sarah Toth, 26, was addicted to OxyContin. She tried methadone to get clean. But it wasn't until the Pennsylvania mother found the YouTube trend of ASMR videos that she kicked the habit. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former addict mom says these YouTube videos saved her
Sarah Toth, 26, was addicted to OxyContin. She tried methadone to get clean. But it wasn't until the Pennsylvania mother found the YouTube trend of ASMR videos that she kicked the habit. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Addressing stigma in medication treatment of adolescents with opioid use disorder - Bagley SM, Hadland SE, Carney BL, Saitz R.
: In September 2016, the American Academic of Pediatrics released a policy statement that adolescents with opioid use disorder should be offered pharmacotherapy with buprenorphine/naloxone, methadone, or naltrexone. In our clinical practice, however, we ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Opioid Users Are Filling Jails. Why Don ’ t Jails Treat Them?
Getting methadone in jail gave a Connecticut heroin user a firmer foothold in recovery. But fewer than 1 percent of jails and prisons allow it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIMOTHY WILLIAMS Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Prisons and Prisoners Methadone Addiction (Psychology) Heroin Naloxone (Drug) Rikers Island Prison Complex Connecticut New Haven (Conn) Rhode Island Vermont Source Type: news

Tanzania: Majaliwa Counsels Youth Against Drug Abuse
[Daily News] Mbeya -PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa yesterday reiterated the importance of nurturing a drug-free generation, imploring youth to avoid using drugs and instead use the opportunity to access treatment at the methadone clinics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Methadone "callbacks" within a veterans affairs opioid treatment program: detecting methadone misuse - Cotton AJ, Shipley LJ, Glynn LH, Tracy J, Saxon AJ.
Background and Objectives A "callback" requires patients to bring in take-home methadone doses for inspection. An opioid treatment program (OTP) quality-improvement project examined random versus "for-cause" callbacks. Method Eighty-two random ca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Prescription Behavior Surveillance System (PBSS) Issue Brief (July 2017)
From 2010 to 2015, annual overdose deaths involving opioids in the United States increased by nearly 57%, with a notable rise in deaths attributed to synthetic opioids other than methadone, which rose from 3,007 to 9,580, an increase of 219%. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Patterns of physician prescribing for opioid maintenance treatment in Ontario, Canada in 2014 - Guan Q, Khuu W, Spithoff S, Kiran T, Kahan M, Tadrous M, Martins D, Leece P, Gomes T.
We examined the distribution of these services and how physician chara... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Opioid Treatment Funds in Senate Bill Would Fall Far Short of Needs Opioid Treatment Funds in Senate Bill Would Fall Far Short of Needs
The $45 billion for opioid treatment in the Senate bill sounds like a lot of money, but an advocate estimates it would provide $1,000 to $2,000 per year for each person in Pennsylvania who might need treatment. Meanwhile, one year of methadone treatment for opioid addiction costs about $4,700 per year,Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Study looks at physicians who prescribe methadone
(St. Michael's Hospital) A small number of physicians prescribe the majority of the drugs used to treat people in Ontario who are battling opioid addictions, a new study has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can You Use Methadone for Back Pain?
Title: Can You Use Methadone for Back Pain?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/17/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/17/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - July 17, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

New PAINWeek Interactive Workshops Join Returning Favorite “Winning...
Presented on September 5, hands-on workshops “A Comedy of Errors: Methadone, Marijuana, and Buprenorphine” and “Managing Pain Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Getting the Tough Jobs Done in Serious...(PRWeb July 13, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/07/prweb14499367.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Catholic Health methadone clinic move on hold
Catholic Health has put its move plans for an Amherst methadone clinic on hold while the town works to identify alternate sites. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Pharmacologic treatment of opioid addiction during pregnancy - Keough L, Fantasia HC.
Opioid addiction during pregnancy presents a treatment challenge to clinicians and women alike. Untreated addiction can lead to poor maternal and fetal health outcomes. Medication-assisted treatment is the standard of care, and methadone is the current dru... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Heroin Addiction: How My Father Saved Me
I was a breech birth ― feet first, my head got stuck in the birth canal. My father brought me to Children’s Hospital in Boston. The doctors diagnosed me with Cerebral Palsy. They told him that the loss of oxygen to my brain had destroyed a portion of the frontal lobe. But my father was a tough Irish Catholic, old-school warrior. He refused to listen to them. No son of his was going to be a cripple. He found a doctor that told him how he could take the place of my injured brain. Every day, he laid me on the floor and exercised my legs. The muscles in my right leg were all shrunken and twisted. His job was to straigh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Charles J. Casamento Appointed Chairman of Relmada Therapeutics Board of Directors
Globally recognized leader in drug development and commercialization assumes Board leadership as Relmada advances clinical development of drug candidates to treat CNS disorders NEW YORK, June 15, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Relmad... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Relmada Therapeutics, methadone, mepivacaine (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fatal and non-fatal opioid overdose in opioid dependent patients treated with methadone, buprenorphine or implant naltrexone - Kelty E, Hulse G.
This study aims to compare rates of fatal and serious but non-fatal opioid overdose in opioid dependent patients treated with methadone, buprenorphine or i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Methadose (Methadone Hydrochloride Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 14, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Seizing on Opioid Crisis, a Drug Maker Lobbies Hard for Its Product
Despite limited evidence to prove its drug works, the maker of Vivitrol has used political connections and marketing to push for its use for detoxing. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH and KATE ZERNIKE Tags: Buprenorphine (Drug) Prisons and Prisoners Methadone Price, Thomas E (1954- ) Alkermes Vivitrol United States Politics and Government Lobbying and Lobbyists Source Type: news

'All Scientific Hands On Deck' To End The Opioid Crisis
By Nora Volkow (Director, NIDA) and Francis Collins (Director, NIH) In 2015, 2 million people had a prescription opioid use disorder and 591,000 suffered from a heroin use disorder; prescription drug misuse alone cost the nation $78.5 billion in health care, law enforcement, and lost productivity. But while the scope of the crisis is staggering, it is not hopeless. We understand opioid addiction better than many other drug use disorders; there are effective strategies that can be implemented right now to save lives and to prevent and treat opioid addiction. At the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, GA las...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump's Approach To The Opioid Epidemic: Neglect Treatment, Ignore The Experts
WASHINGTON – Since taking office, President Donald Trump has systematically removed or limited the power of federal officials and government offices that have the expertise to confront the nation’s opioid epidemic. Trump asked Surgeon General Vivek Murthy to resign in late April. He still has an acting director running the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although he backtracked on his reported plan to essentially gut his Office of National Drug Control Policy, staffers would be wise to polish their resumes.  Trump’s new budget proposal cuts all federal drug prevention programs by roughly...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Buprenorphine for managing opioid withdrawal
Managed withdrawal is a necessary step prior to drug-free treatment or as the endpoint of substitution treatment. To assess the effects of buprenorphine versus tapered doses of methadone, alpha-adrenergic agonists, symptomatic medications or placebo, or different buprenorphine regimens for managing opioid withdrawal, in terms of the intensity of the withdrawal syndrome experienced, duration and completion of treatment, and adverse effects. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news