This post was originally published on this siteA new study shows the potential for patients who have both addiction issues and chronic pain to get relief from an approach that combines behavioral therapy and social support to help them manage their pain without painkillers that carry an addiction risk. The low-cost approach, grounded in psychological
This post was originally published on this siteWhat do we really know about the relationship between the experience of pain and risk of developing opioid use disorder? Results from a recent study — the first to directly address this question — show that people with moderate or more severe pain had a 41 percent higher
This post was originally published on this siteFew Medicare enrollees appear to be receiving buprenorphine-naloxone, the only opioid agonist therapy for opioid addiction available through Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, according to a study.
This post was originally published on this siteWhile buprenorphine has long been used to treat adults with opioid dependence, its efficacy can be hindered by lack of adherence to daily, sublingual (beneath the tongue) doses of the medication. New research shows that a higher percentage of stable, opioid-dependent patients given six-month buprenorphine implants remained abstinent