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Despite More Prescriptions, Naloxone is Still Dramatically Underprescribed

When given promptly, naloxone can reverse an opioid overdose and save a life. But despite an increase in prescriptions since 2012, and despite being recommended as a risk mitigation strategy in the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, naloxone is still highly underprescribed, according to a…

Dec 17, 2019

Medication-based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: Effective even alone, but vastly underutilized

Medication-based treatment with methadone, buprenorphine, or extended-release naltrexone is effective for opioid use disorder (OUD), saving lives and improving long-term outcomes even in the absence of other forms of treatment, according to a major new review from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The study was led by…

Dec 04, 2019