Medications

Revising the language of addiction

When confronting the power of addiction, the power of language is important to keep in mind, specialists say.

Medications

Better medical education is one solution to the opioid crisis

We are in the middle of an overdose crisis in Canada and around the world. Opioid overdose is a complex problem, but opioid addiction can be managed with effective interventions. Nonetheless, many evidence-based interventions ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

ACOG: Opioid agonist Rx first choice in affected pregnancies

(HealthDay)—While opioid agonist pharmacotherapy continues to be the recommended therapy for pregnant women with an opioid use disorder, medically supervised withdrawal can be considered under the care of a physician experienced ...

Addiction

Addictive cravings still detectable after death

A protein known as FosB in the reward centre of the brain alters in chronically ill people suffering from an addictive disorder (e.g. heroin addiction). It is genetically modified, split off and shortened. This modification ...

Medications

Pediatric workforce must address opioid crisis

In late August, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) called on providers who care for youth to offer the same treatments routinely offered to adults - including medications like buprenorphine (commonly known by its brand ...

Medications

Treatment options for opioid addiction are expanding

In the past two decades, the devastation associated with opioid addiction has escaped the relative confines of the inner city and extended to suburban and rural America. Due in large part to the proliferation of prescription ...

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