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FDA issues scientific recommendations to encourage development of novel drugs for treatment of OUD

FDA issues scientific recommendations to encourage development of novel drugs for treatment of OUD

How rival opioid makers sought to cash in on alarm over oxycontin’s dangers

How rival opioid makers sought to cash in on alarm over oxycontin’s dangers

Opioid patients face several barriers to treatment, study finds

Opioid patients face several barriers to treatment, study finds

Illicit drug supply at record heights

Illicit drug supply at record heights

Methadone or buprenorphine associated with reductions in opioid related mortality

Methadone or buprenorphine associated with reductions in opioid related mortality

After opioid overdose, only 30 percent get medicine to treat addiction

After opioid overdose, only 30 percent get medicine to treat addiction

Research finds addictions to be diseases of the brain, not criminal behavior or personality disorders

Research finds addictions to be diseases of the brain, not criminal behavior or personality disorders

Researchers develop model that predicts changes in BUP exposure during pregnancy

Researchers develop model that predicts changes in BUP exposure during pregnancy

FDA OKs first non-opioid drug for adults with opioid withdrawal symptoms

FDA OKs first non-opioid drug for adults with opioid withdrawal symptoms

Opioid overdoses are rising faster among Latinos than whites or blacks. Why?

Opioid overdoses are rising faster among Latinos than whites or blacks. Why?

FDA approves new treatment to mitigate opioid withdrawal symptoms in adults

FDA approves new treatment to mitigate opioid withdrawal symptoms in adults

Early discharge of infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome may prolong their treatment, shows study

Early discharge of infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome may prolong their treatment, shows study

Scientists developing new vaccines against heroin and prescription opioids

Scientists developing new vaccines against heroin and prescription opioids

Staying alive: How to fight an opioid addiction

Staying alive: How to fight an opioid addiction

New Canadian guideline lays out optimal strategies for treatment of opioid addiction

New Canadian guideline lays out optimal strategies for treatment of opioid addiction

Death in the family: An uncle’s overdose spurs Medicaid official to change course

Death in the family: An uncle’s overdose spurs Medicaid official to change course

Infants born in withdrawal due to opioid exposure in utero show abnormalities

Infants born in withdrawal due to opioid exposure in utero show abnormalities

Rise in infants with physical abnormalities is linked to opioid exposure during pregnancy, finds study

Rise in infants with physical abnormalities is linked to opioid exposure during pregnancy, finds study

Efforts to reverse opioid epidemic remain beset by stigma

Efforts to reverse opioid epidemic remain beset by stigma

Study characterizes effects of opioids on brain proteins other than opioid receptors

Study characterizes effects of opioids on brain proteins other than opioid receptors