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Perhaps Treat an Opioid Overdose as You Would a Heart Attack

In the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic, states have expanded access to naloxone, the medication used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. However, historically, emergency responders...
Posted on Jan 23, 2017
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What should the Pres.-elect Look for in a New CDC Director?

President-elect Trump’s new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director must balance the need for high-quality care for individuals with pain with reducing the opioid overdose...
Posted on Jan 13, 2017
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Gingrich and Kennedy Believe Congress Still Has Time

Before the new Congress convenes in January, 2,500 people will die from an opioid overdose. Gingrich and Kennedy claim that more than half will be preventable and that now is the time for an...
Posted on Dec 02, 2016
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Insurers Thwart Efforts To Expand Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders

U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved medications have been proven to treat opioid use disorder, yet insurers continue to place burdensome barriers preventing people from accessing...
Posted on Sep 26, 2016
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Achieving a Balance in Opioid Prescribing is Vitally Important

Physicians must find the delicate balance needed to address abusers procuring pharmaceuticals from multiple prescribers while simultaneously safeguarding their legitimate chronically and...
Posted on Jun 16, 2016
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Tim Hermes from Collegium Discusses the Fallacy of Traditional Fail-First Policies Applied to Abuse-Deterrent Opioids

Abuse-deterrent opioids (ADOs) are important tools in the fight against opioid abuse. ADOs mitigate certain types of opioid abuse by making manipulation of the tablet or capsule more difficult by...
Posted on Mar 25, 2016
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NJ Program Aims To Overcome Challenges of Obama Administration’s Plan To Expand Buprenorphine Access

President Barack Obama’s recently-announced plan to address the prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic  calls for doubling the number of physicians who can prescribe buprenorphine, one of...
Posted on Nov 24, 2015
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Lawmakers Urge Action To Stop Hepatitis C

In a recent op-ed in The Hill, U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono (Haw.) and Congressman Mike Honda (Cal.-17) discuss rising cases of hepatitis C infections across the country, partially due to the opioid...
Posted on Aug 17, 2015
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News-Leader Editorial Board: Mo. Needs a Prescription Drug Database

Springfield News-Leader Editorial Board Drug addiction touches – and damages – the lives of individuals and families from all socio-economic backgrounds. And abuse of some drugs is on the rise....
Posted on Jul 16, 2015
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