Dec 16, 2019 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
This article introduces the emergence of adulterant cutting agents in street drugs in the United States and considers the synergistic effects that is compounding the opioids crisis in the U.S. The article outlines the role of the Colombo Plan in pioneering identification of these substances around the world over the past years with support from the U.S.
Question: Is 800 μg of naloxone hydrochloride administered intranasally as effective in reversing opioid overdose as the same dose administered intramuscularly?
Dependence to prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs represents an increasing public health and clinical problem both in England and internationally. However, relatively little is known about those affected, particularly in relation to their management at drug dependence treatment centres.
We recently presented a webinar on brief interventions for preventing youth substance use. Because it was a completely filled session, I wanted to provide a description of the main points covered in the webinar for those who had not had an opportunity to attend it.
Opioids are a class of drugs that act on the nervous system to produce feelings of pleasure and pain relief. Opioids have a high potential for causing addiction in some people and can cause life-threatening health problems, including the risk of overdose.
Over the years there has been a dramatic rise in the number of drug-related deaths worldwide. Finding ways to tackle the issue has become a public health priority.
To watch the webcast, on June 26, at 2 PM EDT (Washington, DC time), please visit: https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/about/events/2019/us-surgeon-general-to-discuss-americas-opioid-epidemic
To deter and disrupt production and trafficking of illicit synthetic drugs into the United States, the Department of State has developed a new strategy that will attack this new business model of illicit international drug supply chains at all points to increase the cost, risk, and difficulties associated with producing, trafficking, and misusing these drugs.
Objective: In 2017, an academic health center in Chicago launched the multidisciplinary Substance Use Intervention Team (SUIT) to address opioid misuse across 18 inpatient units and in a new outpatient addiction medicine clinic. This report assesses the first 5 months of implementation and associations with patient health and healthcare utilization.