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Addiction Medicine

Recently FDA-approved, reSET-O encourages CBT guidelines to coincide with opioid use disorder treatment.
Strategies for ordering, understanding, and communicating opioid therapy screening results.
With Lindsey Vuolo, JD, MPH, Paul George, MD, MPHE, Josiah Rich, MD, MPH, and Jeff Gud
FDA makes a motion to increase medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction.
Gaining clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 2 new drug screening tests offer practitioner immediate, in-office results for the 5 most commonly abused opioid-derived drugs and for fentanyl.
President Trump established a new commission to combat opioid addiction, taps Governor Chris Christie to head--Practical Pain Management gets reaction from physicians in the field.
Drug-seeking behaviors may be very similar to those presented in patients with inadequately controlled pain.
New research suggests that deep brain stimulation of the brain (subthalamic nucleus) may reduce heroin abuse in an animal model.
New SAMHSA smartphone app provides doctors instant access to resources for medication assisted treatment (MAT).
Survey finds that many clinicians have negative attitudes about opioid addiction, often blaming the patient. Learn more about the new national survey.
HHS takes steps to stem tide of opioid-related overdose, death, and dependence.
When a clinician orders urine drug testing for a patient prescribed chronic opioid therapy (COT), it is essential that the results are interpreted correctly because they often have significant clinical implications. A positive test result showing drugs and/or metabolites found in urine is easily understood.
Benzodiazepines, which first entered the US pharmaceutical market in the early 1960s, fall under the class of drugs referred to as sedative-hypnotics.1 Benzodiazepines possess anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, hypnotic, sedative, muscle relaxant, and amnesic effects.2 They are generally well-tolerated, safe, and effective for short-term use.
Experts answer the question: Can Butrans be used for opioid addiction?
Chronic pain and addiction are frequent comorbidities, creating a therapeutic dilemma for many pain specialists.