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The stress on homelessness and addiction has led to a quandary for medication‐focused America: No amount of outpatient methadone and buprenorphine is going to find people a place to live. Nowhere has this been more obvious than San Francisco (see...
Attorneys for plaintiffs in the much‐watched Wit v. United Behavioral Health (UBH) federal lawsuit are asking the judge who issued a groundbreaking 2019 ruling against the insurer to take action that could revive the reprocessing of some plaintiffs' previously denied claims.
It is possible to fight cravings — whether for opioids due to addiction or opioids for pain relief — with mindfulness, according to Eric L. Garland, Ph.D., associate dean for research and a professor at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, who presented to a packed plenary at the Cape Cod...
ADAW read two articles recently that prompted the question: Can doctors use liver tests such as AST (aspartate aminotransferase test) to communicate to patients that they need to reduce drinking? Or that complete abstinence is needed for the liver to repair itself?
We asked Elizabeth Wilson, M.D., medical director of West Midtown Medical Group, an opioid treatment program in New York City, how the program determines the dosing of buprenorphine for patients. Here are her responses.
A study published in JAMA Network Open last week that was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) found that higher doses of buprenorphine are better than lower doses to promote treatment retention.
Last week, The Washington Post published a blistering report on the efforts of the vaccine and therapeutics developer, Emergent BioSolutions, to keep its Narcan (naloxone) from being sold over the counter (OTC). Thanks to writer Todd Frankel for the excellent reporting. For the story, go to...
The NAADAC annual conference will be held October 6‐12 in Denver, Colorado. For more information, go to https://www.naadac.org/annualconference
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