Naloxone

Walgreens to Carry Naloxone in All Pharmacies to Combat Drug Abuse

Walgreens to Carry Naloxone in All Pharmacies to Combat Drug Abuse

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Narcan Nasal Spray, an opioid antagonist, is indicated for the reversal of known or suspected opioid overdose, including respiratory and/or central nervous system depression.

Obama Administration Senior Policy Advisor and Addiction Expert on White House Initiative to Address the Opioid Crisis

Obama Administration Senior Policy Advisor and Addiction Expert on White House Initiative to Address the Opioid Crisis

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On October 30, 2017, the Clinton Foundation's Health Matters Initiative held a panel event at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for the release of a report co-written by these 2 organizations, titled "The Opioid Epidemic - From Evidence to Impact."

Intraoperative Naloxone Reduces Remafentanil-Induced Postoperative Hyperalgesia

Intraoperative Naloxone Reduces Remafentanil-Induced Postoperative Hyperalgesia

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Intraoperative low-dose naloxone reduced postoperative hyperalgesia but had no effect on pain when combined with high-dose remifentanil for elective thyroid surgery.

Prolonged-Release Oxycodone/Naloxone Efficacious on Chronic Pain and Opioid-Induced Constipation

Prolonged-Release Oxycodone/Naloxone Efficacious on Chronic Pain and Opioid-Induced Constipation

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The use of oxycodone/naloxone prolonged-release tablets (OXN PR) can provide significant relief for patients who suffer from moderate to severe chronic pain and opioid-induced constipation.

Opioid Dependence Prevention Treatments Compared

Opioid Dependence Prevention Treatments Compared

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Significantly less heroin cravings were reported in the extended-release naltrexone group and treatment satisfaction was also reported higher in this group compared to the buprenorphine-naloxone group.

Naloxone Co-Prescribing to Fight Opioid Overdoses: An AMA Recommendation

Naloxone Co-Prescribing to Fight Opioid Overdoses: An AMA Recommendation

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Co-prescribing naloxone with opioids may reduce opioid overdoses while playing a pivotal role in combating the nation's opioid addiction epidemic.

An Overview of Using Naloxone and Opioids for Pain Management

An Overview of Using Naloxone and Opioids for Pain Management

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The increased use of opioid prescriptions to treat chronic pain has resulted in the rise of opioid use disorder, addiction, and abuse. We offer an overview of how and when to prescribe opioids for the management of chronic pain.

AMA Endeavors to Increase Transparency of Rx Pricing

AMA Endeavors to Increase Transparency of Rx Pricing

The American Medical Association is calling for more transparency in drug pricing amid rising costs that are putting some lifesaving medications out of reach for patients and communities.

Naloxone: Policies and Access

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Policies have helped make naloxone more available, thus contributing to the reduction of opioid-related deaths in the U.S.

Substance Use Disorders: Treatment Recommendations

Substance Use Disorders: Treatment Recommendations

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Substance Use Disorder is a chronic medical condition, and should be treated like one.

Prescription Opioid Crisis: Public Health Response in Pennsylvania

Prescription Opioid Crisis: Public Health Response in Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania has adopted a multipronged approach to address the opioid crisis.

Emergency Department-Initiated Buprenorphine/Naloxone Beneficial When Prolonged

Emergency Department-Initiated Buprenorphine/Naloxone Beneficial When Prolonged

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Buprenorphine/naloxone treatment initiated in the emergency department and prolonged for 10 weeks in primary care improved treatment engagement and reduced opioid use compared with referral or brief intervention.

Comparing Oxycodone/Naloxone to Tapentadol for Chronic Low Back Pain

Comparing Oxycodone/Naloxone to Tapentadol for Chronic Low Back Pain

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The benefit-risk profile of oxycodone/naloxone was found to be noninferior compared to tapentadol, and oxycodone/naloxone demonstrated superior analgesic efficacy.

Naloxone Price Hikes Affecting Efforts to Combat Opioid-Related Deaths?

Naloxone Price Hikes Affecting Efforts to Combat Opioid-Related Deaths?

Should the government do more to ensure that naloxone is affordable?

The Clinton Foundation's Work to Expand Access to Naloxone

The Clinton Foundation's Work to Expand Access to Naloxone

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The Clinton Health Matters Initiative, a branch of the Clinton Foundation, in partnership with Adapt Pharma, recently announced the distribution of 10 000 doses of Narcan nasal spray.

FDA Holding App Development Contest To Increase Naloxone Accessibility

FDA Holding App Development Contest To Increase Naloxone Accessibility

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No application is currently available to connect carriers of naloxone with nearby opioid overdose victims.

Clinicians: Take the Surgeon General's Pledge to End the Opioid Crisis

Clinicians: Take the Surgeon General's Pledge to End the Opioid Crisis

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Clinicians, you can join the movement at http://turnthetiderx.org/join/

Coprescribing Naloxone to Opioid Users Helps Reduce ER Visits

Coprescribing Naloxone to Opioid Users Helps Reduce ER Visits

Finding supports naloxone prescriptions for patients taking opioids for chronic pain

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