Fewer than 2% of obstetrician-gynecologists who accept Medicaid are able to prescribe buprenorphine.
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have an increased risk for substance use disorder.
A prospective longitudinal cohort study examined the prevalence of nonheroin opioid use and childhood risk factors associated with later opioid use.
Researchers analyzed how substance use disorder affected the risk of hospitalization, complications and mortality among adult patients who were diagnosed with having a COVID-19 infection.
Patients already receiving OUD treatment continued to receive care during the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the use of TIRF medications has declined in recent years, data have suggested that prescribing of these drugs to patients who are not opioid tolerant still remains.
The number of individuals filling buprenorphine prescriptions for OUD has plateaued but not decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Walmart is being sued by the US Justice Department for its alleged role in the nation’s opioid crisis.
In the 12-month period ending May 2020, the highest number of overdoses ever was recorded, topping 81,000, according to a CDC health advisory.
Preoperative risk factors, including opioid use and fatigue severity, may be an important part of preoperative screening to determine post-TKA pain outcomes.