This post was originally published on this siteA new study reveals that acetaminophen use and over-dosing rise in cold/flu season in the United States, primarily due to increased use of over-the-counter combination medications treating upper respiratory symptoms. Another study reports that acetaminophen is the most commonly used analgesic in France, with more high-dose tablets being
This post was originally published on this siteUsing electronic health record data, researchers identified patient-specific variables which were highly associated with the progression to COT. These included having a history of substance use disorder, past year receipt of a benzodiazepine, receipt of an opioid at hospital discharge and high opioid requirements during hospitalization. The model
This post was originally published on this siteIndividuals who report having resolved a problem with cannabis use appear to have done so at younger ages than those who resolved problems with alcohol or other drugs and were less likely to use any formal sources of assistance or support, report investigators.
This post was originally published on this siteA new guideline for managing opioid use disorders lays out the optimal strategies for the treatment of opioid addiction, including recommending opioid agonist treatment with buprenorphine-naloxone as the preferred first-line treatment. The guideline was created for a wide range of health care providers to address an urgent need