The researchers noted that this increase in infective endocarditis in young adults may indicate a stable risk in a growing population of drug users or the appearance of certain behaviors within the younger subgroup of drug users that increase risks of infective endocarditis.
Non-medical use of prescription opioid medications is a significant risk factor for heroin use among United States veterans.
Researchers discovered novel opioid analgesics, displaying reduced respiratory depression.
The COR-12 treatment program includes group therapy and lectures that focus on opioid addiction, as well as 2 extended medication assistance options.
“Dose-extending placebo use is based on learning principles and schedules of reinforcement, so that conditioned stimuli acquire properties and characteristics of unconditioned stimuli,” Dr Colloca told Clinical Pain Advisor.
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A surprising number of patients already prescribed opioids were found to be abusing gabapentin.
Biosensors may be useful to detect episodes of opioid use in real time, and this ability could help manage pain during treatment.
A small fraction of prescriptions for Medicare patients are for opioid agonist therapy, despite higher rates of abuse.
Researchers hypothesize that communicating opioid addiction risks to patients using real-life narratives could be effective and low-cost.