Co-occurring depression and suicidal ideation in opioid use disorder: prevalence and response during treatment with buprenorphine-naloxone and injection naltrexone - Na PJ, Scodes J, Fishman M, Rotrosen J, Nunes EV.
OBJECTIVE: The concept of "deaths of despair" (suicide, overdose, and alcohol-related liver disease) highlights the importance of detecting and understanding the course of co-occurring depression in patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). METHODS:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Facilitators of and barriers to buprenorphine initiation for people with opioid use disorder in the emergency department: protocol for a scoping review - Bozinoff N, Soobiah C, Rodak T, Bucago C, Kingston K, Klaiman M, Poynter B, Samuels G, Schoenfeld E, Shelton D, Kalocsai C.
INTRODUCTION: Buprenorphine-naloxone is recommended as a first-line agent for the treatment of opioid use disorder. Although initiation of buprenorphine in the emergency department (ED) is evidence based, barriers to implementation persist. A comprehensive... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Rethinking What it Means to Recover from Addiction
When I kicked cocaine and heroin in 1988, I was told that there was only one way to get better: abstain forever from psychoactive substances including alcohol—and practice the 12 steps made famous by Alcoholics Anonymous. The only alternative, counselors and group members said, was “jails, institutions or death.” My addiction was so extreme that by the end, I was injecting dozens of times a day. So I grabbed the lifeline I was thrown and attended the traditional 12-step rehab program recommended by the hospital where I underwent withdrawal. But once I began to study the scientific data on addiction, I lea...
Source: TIME: Health - September 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maia Szalavitz Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Psychiatric comorbidity and treatment outcomes in patients with opioid use disorder: results from a multisite trial of buprenorphine-naloxone and methadone - Zhu Y, Mooney LJ, Yoo C, Evans EA, Kelleghan A, Saxon AJ, Curtis ME, Hser YI.
We examined long-term treatment experiences and outcomes by type of psychiatric disorder among participants w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Buprenorphine/naloxone associated with a reduced odds of fentanyl exposure among a cohort of people who use drugs in Vancouver, Canada - Young S, Hayashi K, Grant C, Milloy MJ, Debeck K, Wood E, Fairbairn N.
This study aimed to estimate the association between current use of different forms of OAT, including methadone, buprenorphine/naloxone ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Pharmacy-related buprenorphine access barriers: an audit of pharmacies in counties with a high opioid overdose burden - Kazerouni NJ, Irwin AN, Levander XA, Geddes J, Johnston K, Gostanian CJ, Mayfield BS, Montgomery BT, Graalum DC, Hartung DM.
The objective of this study was to quantify the frequency of barriers encountered by patients seeking to fill buprenorphine... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

One in five pharmacies blocks access to key medication to treat addiction
(Oregon Health& Science University) One out of five pharmacies refuse to dispense a key medication to treat addiction, according to an audit of hundreds of pharmacies nationwide. Researchers found found that independent pharmacies and those in southern U.S. states were significantly more likely to restrict access to buprenorphine, also known as Suboxone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cassipa (Buprenorphine and Naloxone Sublingual Film) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - March 29, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Hudson Woman Sentenced to 15 Months for Tampering with Consumer Products and Unlawfully Obtaining Controlled Substances
FDA OCI, Kristina Coleman, Hudson NH, sentence, tampering, opioid, pharmacy technician, Nashua, oxycodone, baclofen, suboxone, muscle relaxant, replacement, controlled substance, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - March 2, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Patient, prescriber, and community factors associated with filled naloxone prescriptions among patients receiving buprenorphine 2017-18 - Stein BD, Jones CM, Smart R, Sheng F, Sorbero M.
BACKGROUND: Prescribing naloxone to patients at increased opioid overdose risk is a key component of opioid overdose prevention efforts, but little is known about naloxone fills among patients receiving buprenorphine for opioid use disorder, one such high ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

International Prehospital Medicine Institute Literature Review, January 2021
This study compares the 10-g AC to the 14-g AC for decompression of a tPTX and rescue from a tension-induced pulseless electrical activity (tPEA) in the setting of 30% estimated blood volume loss without hemothorax. The authors hypothesized the 10-g AC would be more effective and have a faster rescue from tension physiology than the 14-g AC currently used by most EMS systems. This was an animal study utilizing anesthetized pigs. The researchers placed arterial and venous lines for hemodynamic monitoring. They then placed 12-mm trocars through each diaphragm through which they could infuse carbon dioxide to simulate a te...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Exclusives International Prehospital Medicine Institute Source Type: news

International Prehospital Medicine Institute Literature Review, January 2021
This study compares the 10-g AC to the 14-g AC for decompression of a tPTX and rescue from a tension-induced pulseless electrical activity (tPEA) in the setting of 30% estimated blood volume loss without hemothorax. The authors hypothesized the 10-g AC would be more effective and have a faster rescue from tension physiology than the 14-g AC currently used by most EMS systems. This was an animal study utilizing anesthetized pigs. The researchers placed arterial and venous lines for hemodynamic monitoring. They then placed 12-mm trocars through each diaphragm through which they could infuse carbon dioxide to simulate a te...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Exclusives International Prehospital Medicine Institute Source Type: news

International Prehospital Medicine Institute Literature Review, January 2021
This study compares the 10-g AC to the 14-g AC for decompression of a tPTX and rescue from a tension-induced pulseless electrical activity (tPEA) in the setting of 30% estimated blood volume loss without hemothorax. The authors hypothesized the 10-g AC would be more effective and have a faster rescue from tension physiology than the 14-g AC currently used by most EMS systems. This was an animal study utilizing anesthetized pigs. The researchers placed arterial and venous lines for hemodynamic monitoring. They then placed 12-mm trocars through each diaphragm through which they could infuse carbon dioxide to simulate a te...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Exclusives International Prehospital Medicine Institute Source Type: news

International Prehospital Medicine Institute Literature Review, January 2021
This study compares the 10-g AC to the 14-g AC for decompression of a tPTX and rescue from a tension-induced pulseless electrical activity (tPEA) in the setting of 30% estimated blood volume loss without hemothorax. The authors hypothesized the 10-g AC would be more effective and have a faster rescue from tension physiology than the 14-g AC currently used by most EMS systems. This was an animal study utilizing anesthetized pigs. The researchers placed arterial and venous lines for hemodynamic monitoring. They then placed 12-mm trocars through each diaphragm through which they could infuse carbon dioxide to simulate a te...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Exclusives International Prehospital Medicine Institute Source Type: news

International Prehospital Medicine Institute Literature Review, January 2021
This study compares the 10-g AC to the 14-g AC for decompression of a tPTX and rescue from a tension-induced pulseless electrical activity (tPEA) in the setting of 30% estimated blood volume loss without hemothorax. The authors hypothesized the 10-g AC would be more effective and have a faster rescue from tension physiology than the 14-g AC currently used by most EMS systems. This was an animal study utilizing anesthetized pigs. The researchers placed arterial and venous lines for hemodynamic monitoring. They then placed 12-mm trocars through each diaphragm through which they could infuse carbon dioxide to simulate a te...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Exclusives International Prehospital Medicine Institute Source Type: news