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Results of a newly published study suggest that offering immediate access to buprenorphine in hospital emergency departments (EDs) improves engagement in follow‐up services, even among those with opioid use disorder (OUD) who have reported fentanyl use. Clinicians have expressed concern that...
The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP), in commenting on methadone reforms proposed by the federal government, has warned against unintended consequences of making it too easy to access methadone, and wants more studies done on liberalized take‐home doses, but the main opposition to...
More than 7% of patients whose urine is tested for drugs directly add buprenorphine to the specimen, according to analysis from a national database maintained by the lab that conducted the tests.
The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE), a national grant‐making organization, in a March 9 webinar focused on access to treatment to buprenorphine. FORE recognized early on (when it launched its grant‐making three years ago) that removing the X‐waiver may not increase access to...
During the last decade, unprecedented increases in methamphetamine‐related deaths have occurred, with a mounting proportion of these deaths involving heroin or fentanyl as well, according to a study published in the current issue of the American Journal of Public Health. In...
The 2023 Rx and Illicit Drug Summit will be held April 10‐13 in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, go to https://www.rx‐summit.com/
Rite Aid is the most recent company to come under the scrutiny of the Department of Justice for controlled substances distribution. In a March 20 complaint, the DOJ alleged that Rite Aid knowingly filled unlawful prescriptions for controlled substances that “lacked a legitimate medical purpose,...
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