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Not-for-profit organization Mothers Against Prescription Drug Abuse, life sciences firm Emergent BioSolutions, and three Major League Baseball clubs team up for Overdose Awareness Day initiative.
More than three-quarters of survey respondents said they think they know when they are prescribed an opioid, but just 22% could successfully identify seven common prescribed opioids, with many also frequently misidentifying other medications as containing opioids.
In a recently published communication, FDA recommended that providers discuss the availability of naloxone with patients and consider prescribing it to those deemed at increased risk of overdose.
Workit Health's telemedicine program is allowing patients with substance use disorders to dip a toe into the waters of early recovery, its co-founder said at the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit.
PSYCH CONGRESS NEWSROOM
SAN DIEGO—Medication treatments such as buprenorphine can make a difference for patients with opioid addiction if they are part of a comprehensive care plan, Arwen Podesta, MD, said at Psych Congress 2019.
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