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Article ID: 710026

Naltrexone Implant Helps HIV Patients with Opioid Dependence Adhere to Medications, Prevent Relapse

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A new study, published this month in Lancet HIV by Penn Medicine researchers, shows that a naltrexone implant placed under the skin was more effective at helping HIV-positive patients with an opioid addiction reduce relapse and have better HIV-related outcomes compared to the oral drug.

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21-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710008

Nurse Anesthetists Association Joins Voices for Non-Opioid Choices Coalition

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) joins Voices for Non-Opioid Choices, a rising non-partisan coalition group dedicated to to curbing the U.S. opioids crisis by increasing patient access to non-opioid therapies and acute pain management.

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21-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 708911

Fast-Acting Psychedelic Can Improve Depression, Anxiety

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered that use of the synthetic psychedelic 5-methocy-N,-N-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT) appears to be associated with unintended improvements in self-reported depression and anxiety when given in a ceremonial group setting. 5-MeO-DMT is a psychedelic that is found in the venom of Bufo Alvarius toads, in a variety of plants species, and can be produced synthetically.

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18-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709468

Giving Nurses the Tools to Address Unmet Needs of the 21st Century

George Washington University

Faced with the surge in “diseases of despair,” policymakers and leaders in the health care sector are beginning to see the limitations of the current highly centralized, medicalized system of providing health care. A new report commissioned by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says the nursing profession has a historic opportunity to address this public health crisis of the 21st century.

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12-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709132

Heroin Users Aware of Fentanyl, But At High Risk of Overdosing

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Most heroin users in Baltimore, a city heavily affected by the opioid epidemic, recognize that the heroin they buy is now almost always laced with the highly dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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5-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EST

Article ID: 709034

Young People at Risk of Addiction Have Differences in Key Brain Region

University of Cambridge

Young adults at risk of developing problems with addiction show key differences in an important region of the brain, according to an international team led by researchers at the University of Cambridge.

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4-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708653

Study Identifies Predictors of Psychiatric Events During Drug-Assisted Smoking Cessation

University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine have identified a clear group of characteristics that predict heightened risk for experiencing increased anxiety or worsening of mood that interferes with daily activities when using a smoking cessation drug. Results are published in the February 27 online edition of the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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25-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
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    22-Feb-2019 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708417

Geographic Distribution of Opioid-Related Deaths

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Assessment of Changes in the Geographical Distribution of Opioid-Related Mortality Across the United States by Opioid Type, 1999-2016

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20-Feb-2019 3:55 PM EST

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