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Opioids

September 9, 2019

Pharmacy pickup is a significant barrier to naloxone access. A policy allows pharmacists to hand out the drug directly at the point of care.

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September 9, 2019

The author of Unbroken Brain discusses our evolving understanding of addiction — and the implications for how we treat and prevent substance use disorders.

August 13, 2019

New findings suggest that the understudied medication naltrexone may lead to better short-term outcomes for some pregnant women with OUD and their babies.

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July 3, 2019

Polysubstance use, psychiatric conditions, witnessing an overdose, and a lack of stable housing stand out as risk factors among people age 30 and under.

Treating the symptoms of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome as they arise rather than following a fixed schedule may be a more effective approach.
July 3, 2019

The increased use of unprescribed and prescribed opioids in the accelerating opioid crisis has not spared pregnant women, and infants exposed to opioids in utero are often the unintended target of