Cassipa combines buprenorphine, an opioid (partial agonist-antagonist), and naloxone, an opioid antagonist.
From 2017 to 2018, there were decreases in overdose death rates involving all opioids, prescription opioids, and heroin, while rates involving synthetic opioids increased.
Researchers examined the extent to which pharmaceutical industry marketing of opioid products to physicians during 2014 correlated with opioid prescribing in 2015.
Acute Pain, News
Opioid use at three months after an emergency department visit where opioids were prescribed for acute pain is relatively low and not necessarily tied to opioid misuse.
At a Glance Overdose from opioids can occur after ingestion of natural products, such as morphine and codeine, or after ingestion of semi-synthetic or synthetic opioids, such as heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, fentanyl, methadone, or meperidine. Heroin is a commonly abused semi-synthetic opioid with no medical use. Although other opioids can be prescribed for therapeutic…
Persistent opioid use in opioid-naive adolescents and young adults undergoing surgery or dental procedures may be associated with long-term use of opioids by a relative.
Patients with early-stage breast cancer who undergo mastectomy with or without reconstruction are at risk of prolonged opioid use.
Migraine & Headache
Opioids not routinely recommended.
Prescribing fewer opioid pills after surgery and providing opioid use education before surgery may reduce postoperative opioid consumption.
News, Opioid Addiction
The number of days supplied of an initial opioid prescription is the strongest risk factor for developing long-term opioid use among previously opioid-free injured workers.