Opioid Crisis

Debunking Myths Around Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Debunking Myths Around Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

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Primary care office-based addiction treatment of opioid use disorder with buprenorphine is a realistic and scalable solution to address the overdose crisis in the United States.

Emergency Physicians Offer Recommendations for Identifying and Managing Opioid Use Disorder

Emergency Physicians Offer Recommendations for Identifying and Managing Opioid Use Disorder

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American emergency medicine physicians have been taking measures to address the ongoing opioid crisis, which affects emergency departments throughout the country.

FDA Takes Steps to Reconcile Needs of Patients With Chronic Pain, Efforts to Curb Opioid Epidemic

FDA Takes Steps to Reconcile Needs of Patients With Chronic Pain, Efforts to Curb Opioid Epidemic

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A panel discussion event held at the US Food and Drug Administration gathered patients with chronic pain and FDA officials, to reconcile concerns around prescriptions of opioid medications with the needs of these patient populations.

April 28 Is Drug Take Back Day

April 28 Is Drug Take Back Day

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April 28, 2018 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Tackling the Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorder Crises Through Public-Private Partnerships

Tackling the Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Disorder Crises Through Public-Private Partnerships

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Partnerships between public and private entities could expedite the development of nonaddictive pain therapies and other strategies to address the dual crises of chronic pain and opioid use disorder.

Helping to End Addiction Long-Term Initiative by NIH Launched to Address Opioid Epidemic

Helping to End Addiction Long-Term Initiative by NIH Launched to Address Opioid Epidemic

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National Institutes of Health Director, Francis Collins, MD, PhD, announced on April 4, 2018 the launch of the Helping to End Addiction Long-Term Initiative.

Identification of Active-State Kappa-Opioid Receptor Crystal Structure May Facilitate the Design of Improved Analgesics

Identification of Active-State Kappa-Opioid Receptor Crystal Structure May Facilitate the Design of Improved Analgesics

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Elucidation of the crystal structure of κ-opioid receptors in their active state may facilitate the design of optimized analgesics, devoid of psychoactive effects and of addictive properties.

The Opioid Crisis and the Increase in Hepatitis C Virus Infections

The Opioid Crisis and the Increase in Hepatitis C Virus Infections

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The prevalence of opioid abuse has not only resulted in a substantial increase in drug-related deaths and HIV transmissions, but has also led to an increase in the number of people infected with HCV.

Clinton Foundation's Recommendations to Address the Opioid Crisis

Clinton Foundation's Recommendations to Address the Opioid Crisis

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The Clinton Foundation's Health Matters Initiative, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, issued a report providing 49 recommendations under 10 topic areas on how to address the opioid crisis.

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."

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