Methamphetamine overdose deaths soared across the U.S. from 2011-18, with American Indians and Alaska Natives registering the highest death rates overall, according to a study conducted at the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
A study conducted by physician researchers the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston has found that a new pain management regimen for trauma patients that uses mostly over-the-counter medications reduces opioid exposure while providing a comparable level of pain control as other forms of treatment.
As part of its Project DAWN initiative, MetroHealth in Cleveland has outfitted an RV it can use to distribute naloxone, serve as a syringe exchange and provide other resources to at-risk individuals in Northeast Ohio.
Toronto-based Awakn Life Sciences and contract research organization PRA Health Sciences have announced plans to study MDMA-assisted psychotherapy as a treatment for patients with alcohol use disorder.
HHS is publishing new guidelines that will expand access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder by exempting physicians from certain certification requirements necessary for prescribing buprenorphine.