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Last week's virtual convening of national leaders in the recovery residence community offered a bird's‐eye view of numerous threats to sober homes' standing in the continuum of recovery support. Some of these challenges, such as COVID‐19, have had an immediate impact. Others, such as the...
A study of 3,322 young people found that those who vaped nicotine frequently were more likely to progress to vaping cannabis. The study was designed to look at developmental trajectories of nicotine and cannabis vaping, including timing of use.
Facing lawsuits from all the states and others, Mallinckrodt last week filed Chapter 11 to resolve opioid‐related claims, as well as other claims. Its businesses, including operations for opioid use disorder (OUD) medications methadone and buprenorphine, will continue to supply products to...
Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued guidance to help pharmaceutical companies develop drugs to treat opioid use disorder (OUD), defining the endpoints that are acceptable. This guidance, which is final, builds on the draft guidance as well as another guidance about depot...
A brief alcohol intervention using computers was better than brief education and advice to reduce consumption in reducing drinking by patients with liver disease, a recent study has found.
A study published in JAMA Network Open last month found that the frequency of alcohol consumption increased 14% overall during the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020 compared to the same period a year earlier (baseline); this was an increase of 17% over the 2019 baseline for women, an...
The Massachusetts Department of Correction (DOC) shut down admissions to its Massachusetts Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center (MASAC) last month after 28 men at the facility tested positive for COVID‐19. Eleven staff members of the facility's medical provider since earlier this year, Wellpath,...
Onsite cancelled, virtual only: The annual meeting of the American Public Health Association will be held October 24‐28 in San Francisco. For more information, go to https://www.apha.org/annualmeeting.
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