Tag: opioid use disorder

ASA urges public to learn to recognize opioid overdose and how to use naloxone

Editor's Note The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), on March 29, issued a news report urging the public to learn to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose, now that the Food and Drug Administration has approved naloxone for sale over the counter. Naloxone, which is commonly sold as a…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 30, 2023
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Telehealth care, MOUD during COVID-19 reduced risk for fatal drug overdoses

Editor's Note This study led by researchers from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that federal actions taken to expand telehealth use for Medicare patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) and to facilitate provision of medications for OUD (MOUD) were associated…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 30, 2023
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Reducing opioids prescribed after total joints

Editor's Note This study from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, finds that total hip (THA) and total knee (TKA) arthroplasty patients could be prescribed less opioids after surgery without the need for refills. The analysis included a cohort of 120,889 opioid-na├»ve primary total joint arthroplasty patients aged 18 to…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 10, 2023
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Effect of telehealth on opioid use disorder treatment

Editor's Note This study by researchers from Harvard Medical School, Boston, finds that telehealth is a comparable alternative to in-person care of patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). This cohort study analyzed data on 1,768 clinicians who treated 11,801 patients with OUD via telehealth visits during COVID-19 prepandemic (March 14,…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 26, 2023
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