The U.S. government no longer requires an X waiver to treat patients with buprenorphine for opioid use disorder.
1 Mar 2023
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
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
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
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
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
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
Despite heightened awareness of the opioid crisis, treatment still eludes many patients who are struggling with addiction.
1 Sep 2018
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
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