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Big barrier to buprenorphine removed

The U.S. government no longer requires an X waiver to treat patients with buprenorphine for opioid use disorder.
1 Mar 2023

Extended-release naltrexone may be as effective as buprenorphine but more difficult to initiate

Buprenorphine might be a safer initial strategy for many patients because of the better chance of a quick, successful induction, a comment author noted.
21 Nov 2017

Many patients do not use or discard prescription opioids after surgery, review finds

More needs to be done to reduce the oversupply of opioids after surgery because prescriptions are often not fully used, and easily diverted for nonmedical use, study authors said.
8 Aug 2017

Treat addicted patients for the long-term

Diagnosing addictions are often based on one question. An expert offers advice to make that one question count, and to move from diagnosis to treatment.
1 Jun 2009

Opioids may be associated with increased risk for serious invasive pneumococcal infections

Patients with invasive pneumococcal disease had significantly greater odds than control participants of being current opioid users, and associations were strongest for long-acting opioids, high-potency opioids, and high-dose opioids.
13 Feb 2018

Success with STIs causes complacency

Progress made in combating HIV has caused people to feel a greater sense of security around sex and less worry about bacterial sexually transmitted infections.
1 Apr 2020

Finding common ground

Rather than standing on the sidelines, ACP selectively supports or opposes issues based on how closely they compare to our own policy recommendations, as determined by our membership.
1 May 2018

Breaking barriers to buprenorphine

Despite heightened awareness of the opioid crisis, treatment still eludes many patients who are struggling with addiction.
1 Sep 2018

In this together

Correcting medical errors in a systematic manner has come a long way, but have we made progress in helping our colleagues and ourselves deal with mistakes?
1 Nov 2017

Primary care takes on opioid addiction

There's a lot that primary care clinicians can do to treat opioid addiction, but stigma about the condition, as well as laws and other regulations, throw up barriers.
1 Oct 2017

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