This review explores the cardiovascular consequences of opioids and the contributions of off-target electrophysiologic properties to mortality, and provides practical safety recommendations.
The researchers studied mothers of infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome and/or prenatal substance exposure and whether they received treatment for substance use disorder.
Researchers studied the impact of current opioid agonist therapy on initiation of chronic hepatitis C virus treatment among a population of individuals who inject drugs.
A team of investigators conducted a Delphi study to provide evidence-based guidance to clinicians about management and care of patients with serious illnesses who misuse opioids or have opioid use disorder.
Researchers attempted to determine if medications for opioid use disorder integrated with infectious disease measures can lead to better infectious disease outcomes.
During 2015 to 2017, physician knowledge was associated with less frequent prescribing of opioids for back pain.
The aim of this study was to examine changes in postoperative opioid dispensing after vs before the CDC guideline release in March 2016.
Researchers analyzed data from patients with chronic non-cancer pain and opioid-induced constipation to determine PAC-SYM and PAC-QOL minimal clinically important difference values.
Investigators studied longer-term treatment with an integrated intervention with psychosocial counseling and supported referrals for antiretroviral therapy and substance use treatment.
Study data published in PLoS One suggest that gender minority (GM) adolescents may engage in substance use more frequently than their peers.