Changing dynamics of the drug overdose epidemic in the United States from 1979 through 2016
Better understanding of the dynamics of the current U.S. overdose epidemic may aid in the development of more effective prevention and control strategies. We analyzed records of 599,255 deaths from 1979 through 2016 from the National Vital Statistics System in which accidental drug poisoning was identified as the main cause of death. By examining all available data on accidental poisoning deaths back to 1979 and showing that the overall 38-year curve is exponential, we provide evidence that the current wave of opioid overdose deaths (due to prescription opioids, heroin, and fentanyl) may just be the latest manifestation of...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jalal, H., Buchanich, J. M., Roberts, M. S., Balmert, L. C., Zhang, K., Burke, D. S. Tags: Epidemiology, Medicine, Diseases, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Asthma Med Labeling Error: Pharmacy Practice News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, methadone or buprenorphine underused to treat opioid disorder (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Highest Opioid-Related Mortality Seen in Construction Jobs
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 -- Proportional mortality ratios (PMRs) for heroin-related overdose deaths and methadone-related overdose deaths from 2007 to 2012 were highest among construction workers, according to research published in the Aug. 24... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Many 'Recovery Houses' Won't Let Residents Use Medicine To Quit Opioids
Evidence shows the drugs methadone and buprenorphine can help people recover from opioid use disorder by reducing withdrawal symptoms and cravings. So why do many sobriety facilities ban their use?(Image credit: Kimberly Paynter/WHYY) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nina Feldman Source Type: news

Wide variation across the nation in treatment for opioid abuse and dependence
(FAIR Health) Whether treatment for opioid abuse and dependence most commonly emphasized methadone administration, naltrexone injection, group psychotherapy or another procedure in 2017 depended on the state or region where the patient received care, according to a new white paper and state-by-state infographics from FAIR Health. Which procedures made up the largest share of total expenditures for opioid abuse and dependence also varied by region and state. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dr. Robert Newman, Apostle of Methadone Treatment, Dies at 80
Since 1970, when he established a major treatment program in New York, Dr. Newman emerged as a global expert on opioid addiction. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SAM ROBERTS Tags: Newman, Robert G Methadone Deaths (Obituaries) Addiction (Psychology) Beth Israel Medical Center New York City Source Type: news

Medications for alcohol and opioid use disorders and risk of suicidal behavior, accidental overdoses, and crime - Molero Y, Zetterqvist J, Binswanger IA, Hellner C, Larsson H, Fazel S.
OBJECTIVE: The authors examined associations between medications for alcohol and opioid use disorders (acamprosate, naltrexone, methadone, and buprenorphine) and suicidal behavior, accidental overdoses, and crime. METHOD: In this total population c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Methadone Programs for Ex-Criminals Tied to Fewer Premature Deaths Methadone Programs for Ex-Criminals Tied to Fewer Premature Deaths
Opioid addicts with criminal histories may be less likely to die of overdoses or other causes during periods when they're in methadone treatment programs, a Canadian study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Chance of fatal overdose triples when offenders don't take methadone, B.C. study says
Chances of continuing treatment with the drug could have increased dramatically with support for issues like mental illness, housing and employment, a researcher says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Methadone programs for ex-criminals tied to fewer premature deaths
(Reuters Health) - Opioid addicts with criminal histories may be less likely to die of overdoses or other causes during periods when they're in methadone treatment programs, a Canadian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Methadone Lowers HIV Transmission in Injection-Drug Usersn Methadone Lowers HIV Transmission in Injection-Drug Usersn
Medication-assisted addiction treatment plays an important role in HIV care, and a new study demonstrating this is being heralded as an inventive solution to address more than one problem at once.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Methadone Lowers HIV Transmission in Injection-Drug Users Methadone Lowers HIV Transmission in Injection-Drug Users
Medication-assisted addiction treatment plays an important role in HIV care, and a new study demonstrating this is being heralded as an inventive solution to address more than one problem at once.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Methadone linked to lower death rates among convicted offenders with opioid dependence
(PLOS) Among convicted offenders, receiving methadone is associated with lower rates of death from external and non-external causes, according to new research published this week in PLOS Medicine by Angela Russolillo of Simon Fraser University, Canada, and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aurobindo in last lap to buy Mallinckrodt ’s US generics business
Mallinckrodt has the world ’s most diverse line of bulk medicinal controlled substances including fentanyl, methadone, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxycodone, morphine and codeine-based drugs. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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