This post was originally published on this siteUnder 5 percent of those referred for opioid treatment from the criminal justice system were directed to medication-assisted programs to treat their disorder, new research has found.
This post was originally published on this siteEmergency radiologists are seeing a high prevalence of patients with complications related to opioid use disorders, according to results from a 12-year study. Researchers said the findings underscore the need for radiologists to play a role in the care continuum for these patients.
This post was originally published on this siteA new study of 13,000 people who died of an opioid overdose found that more than half had been diagnosed with chronic pain; many had psychiatric disorders.
This post was originally published on this siteA new systematic review of evidence by clinicians and researchers reveals important gaps in knowledge about the safety and effectiveness of widespread off-label use of naloxone among patients, families, friends and emergency responders. Naloxone rapidly reverses the effects of opioid overdose.