Opioids
Study finds large racial/ethnic differences in use of medication for OUD during pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Black non-Hispanic and Hispanic women with opioid use disorder are significantly less likely to receive or to consistently use any medication to... more
Majority of people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside use cannabis for therapeutic reasons  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Most people at high risk of overdose in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside who use cannabis do so for pain relief and other therapeutic reasons--and they... more
A minimally invasive approach to managing pain without opioids  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin (UW) are adopting a minimally invasive, safer approach to electrically treating pain directly at the source as part of the NIH Helping to End... more
Medicaid providers at the end of the line for federal COVID funding  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Casa de Salud, a nonprofit clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico, provides primary medical care, opioid addiction services and non-Western therapies, including acupuncture and reiki,... more
ED clinicians do not show readiness to offer opioid use disorder therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study by Yale researchers looking at nearly 400 clinicians at four urban academic emergency departments found that, despite scientific evidence supporting the... more
Study: Scant proportion of hospitalized patients with opioid use disorder receive treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Despite a national opioid-related overdose epidemic that continues to claim tens of thousands of lives annually, a new nationwide study shows that a scant... more
Science News » Emergency Drug Overdose Visits Associated with Increased Risk for Later Suicide  NIMH · 3 weeks
A new data analysis has found patients who visited the emergency department for an opioid or sedative/hypnotic drug overdose were... more
Study exposes the unique challenges involved in kinship care  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Today, more than 2.5 million U.S. grandparents are raising their grandchildren due to the opioid crisis and other social issues more
Study: Financial incentive can dramatically increase physicians’ training in opioid treatment medication  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study shows that a financial incentive can dramatically increase the number of emergency department physicians trained to prescribe a potentially life-saving medication... more
Grandfamilies: New study uncovers common themes and challenges in kinship care  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The opioid crisis and other social issues have left millions of US grandparents raising their grandchildren. A new study offers a framework to help social workers... more
Oklahoma AG refiles opioid litigation in rural county  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Oklahoma's attorney general is refiling litigation against three opioid distributors in one of state's counties hit hardest by the opioid epidemic more
2 more Ohio counties to be subject of another opioid trial  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Two Ohio counties have been named as plaintiffs in a test trial over whether pharmacies should be held liable for the U.S. opioid crisis more
Pharmacy-level barriers limit treatment for opioid use disorder in Appalachian Kentucky  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study led by University of Kentucky researcher April Young and Emory University researcher Hannah Cooper shows that a number of pharmacies in the Appalachian... more
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