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Improving Patient-Clinician Relationships to Combat Opioid Misuse

Improving Patient-Clinician Relationships to Combat Opioid Misuse

March 3rd, 2017

Current U.S. statistics suggest that ineffective patient-clinician relationships may contribute to opioid misuse. Here, we summarize important recommendations that we can apply to start to prevent opioid misuse in clinical settings.

What are the challenges of treating patients with opioid dependence?

What are the challenges of treating patients with opioid dependence?

November 1st, 2016

What are the physical, emotional and social challenges in the treatment of opioid dependence? Clare Waismann explains major issues in treating the growing population in this article. Plus, she addresses what factor effective treatments for opioid dependence need to address. More insight here.

6 Long term effects of methadone on the brain (INFOGRAPHIC)

Long term effects of methadone on the brain (INFOGRAPHIC)

July 8th, 2016

By affecting the way the brain works, long-term methadone use can change one’s behavior, mood, emotions and psychological health. Check out the details in this infographic.

What is naloxone? Should it be available over the counter?

What is naloxone? Should it be available over the counter?

May 9th, 2016

Naloxone is a medication that can help reduce opioid overdose deaths and save the lives of thousands of people. What are the benefits and should it be available OTC? Learn more here.

3 How is buprenorphine used effectively? INTERVIEW with Dr. David Simon, M.D.

How is buprenorphine used effectively? INTERVIEW with Dr. David Simon, M.D.

April 5th, 2016

Prescribed buprenorphine is an important part of pharmacological treatment for heroin, opiate, or opioid addiction. But how can it be used most effectively? We explore Q&As on buprenorphine with one of the first prescribers of Suboxone, Dr. David Simon, M.D. More here!

How is Bunavail prescribed?

How is Bunavail prescribed?

January 28th, 2016

Basic Bunavail prescribing information with a description of the PROs and CONS of use.

1 How methadone affects sex and pregnancy (INFOGRAPHIC)

How methadone affects sex and pregnancy (INFOGRAPHIC)

January 16th, 2016

Check out the effects methadone can have on the sexual and reproductive health in men and women. Also, the risks of methadone in pregnancy and early child development are shown here.

7 How do you get Bunavail?

How do you get Bunavail?

December 31st, 2015

Bunavail buccal film is the newest innovation in buprenorphine delivery for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence. Learn how is Bunavail supplied and used here.

1 How is methadone supplied?

How is methadone supplied?

December 24th, 2015

Methadone can be prescribed for pain by a licensed physician in the U.S. However, when methadone is used as an opiate/opioid substitution therapy, practitioners are required to be registered with the DEA as a Narcotic Treatment Program (NTP). More on the legal distribution of methadone here, with a section for your questions at the end.

13 Methadone long term effects on the brain (INFOGRAPHIC)

Methadone long term effects on the brain (INFOGRAPHIC)

November 23rd, 2015

See how methadone works in the brain and why people abuse it. Learn about chronic abuse, long-term effect and fatal risks. More in this infographic.

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