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Experts are calling for greater flexibility in clinicians’ ability to deliver treatments for opioid use disorder.
One bill would create 1,000 new residency positions for physicians going into addiction treatment medicine.
Novel coronavirus guidance for people who use drugs and for groups that provide syringe services.
A recent analysis found that health care providers missed opportunities to test 90% of such patients.
A systematic review of hep C treatment outcomes in this population shows they have high cure rates and relatively low reinfection rates.
A recent study found that providing opioid use disorder treatment was associated with a high hep C cure rate and less drug use.
Federal judge rules in favor of nonprofit seeking to open the country’s first overdose prevention facility.
Researchers found critical gaps in the scientific knowledge about the opioid epidemic.
Researchers analyzed rates of use of buprenorphine, which is used to treat opioid use disorder, between 2009 and 2018.
While stealing drugs, the now former health care professional apparently mixed up syringes she had used with those meant for patients.
A recent survey found that pharmacies are insufficiently educating the public about unused opioid and antibiotic disposal.
Researchers believe that lack of economic opportunity drives an increase in opioid use among local residents.
Opioid use disorder is fueling a rise in youth hepatitis C cases and a stabilization of a long decline in HIV among people who use drugs.
Taking opioids at the same time as benzodiazepines, such as Xanax and Ativan, is also associated with overdose.
MLB’s drug policy was updated in response to the overdose death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs in July.
Experts are not certain what this latest trend signifies for the trajectory of the opioid use disorder epidemic, however.
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