Opioid Resource Center
Some members noted that reformulated OxyContin coincided with increased transition to heroin but recognized the difficulty of proving causality....
We need to focus on saving lives by increasing naloxone availability, improving initiation, and expanding access to MAT, said Dr. Mark S. Gold.
Illicit drugs are now the dominant reason why drug overdoses kill more than 70,000 people each year, the report says.
From the Journals
The average drive time to OTPs in the United States is 20.4 minutes, compared with a drive time of 4.5 minutes to pharmacies.
The provision of MAT is an effective strategy in improving outcomes for people who are incarcerated or reentering the community, say Dr. Clayton A...
Stark uptick in cases coincides with the shutdown tied to COVID-19 and reflects trends elsewhere.
News from the FDA/CDC
Prescription opioid use declined from 2009 to 2018, but not significantly.
The Midwest and West Coast are hot spots for co-use, reflecting historic trends, and white users are more vulnerable.
In small Philadelphia trial, researcher says, amateur first responders already have saved lives.
About 90% of opioid samples in Vancouver study turned up positive for dangerous adulterant.
Like, nalmefene is an...