Medications

Did pandemic lockdowns worsen the epidemic of opioid abuse?

(HealthDay)—Pandemic lockdowns may have led fewer Americans to seek pain treatment last year, but folks who did seek help had higher-than-usual odds of receiving dangerous opioid painkillers, a new study says.

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Exploring the effectiveness of telehealth in opioid use disorder

The majority of individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) face access barriers to evidence-based treatment. While the COVID-19 pandemic offered an opportunity to address OUD treatment access barriers by allowing for expanded ...

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