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Emergency departments unwittingly have helped fuel an epidemic of prescription drug abuse and overdose deaths. It's estimated that nationwide 45 percent of the narcotics diverted for illegal use originated with emergency-department prescriptions. Now, the Providence-based...

source: The Providence Journal

This manual equips clinicians with a quick reference guide to addressing viral hepatitis in those with substance use disorders. It covers patient screening and evaluation of hepatitis, treatment, managing adverse effects, and potential interactions between medications.

source: SAMHSA

FDA mandated as part of the REMS, all manufacturers of ER/LA opioid analgesics must provide: 1) education for prescribers of these medications; and 2) information that prescribers can use when counseling patients about the risks and benefits of ER/LA opioid analgesic use.


A sweeping bipartisan package of drug legislation that would, among other things, infuse $180 million into "recovery housing" for people working to kick an addiction was recently unveiled by Ohio House lawmakers.

source: The Columbus Dispatch

A survey was conducted on the perceived value of certification with 157 certified addiction professionals in the state of Pennsylvania.

source: Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment

The website for the Collaborative Research on Addiction at NIH initiative recently launched. Comprised of representatives from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the Tobacco...

source: Collaborative Research on Addiction at NIH


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