Opioid Use Disorder

Mar 31, 2023
New results from an ongoing clinical trial provide strong evidence that emergency departments can safely start buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder without triggering withdrawal in people who use fentanyl, the National Institutes of Health reports.
Mar 30, 2023
Medicare patients who have access to telehealth services and medications for opioid use disorder have lower risk of fatal drug overdose, according to a study reported yesterday in JAMA Psychiatry.
Mar 29, 2023
AHA provides feedback on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) proposed rule for expansion of induction of buprenorphine via telemedicine encounter.
Feb 17, 2023
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday issued a report offering recommendations to address the opioid crisis and the role of analgesic oversight in preventing addiction, overdoses and deaths.
Jan 20, 2023
The share of U.S. overdose deaths involving buprenorphine did not increase after federal agencies allowed clinicians to prescribe the opioid use disorder treatment remotely, among other flexibilities during the COVID-19 public health emergency, according to a federal study reported in JAMA Network…
Jan 17, 2023
Nonprofit hospitals and emergency departments, including free standing EDs and Rural Emergency Hospitals, can apply through March 6 for up to $500,000 per year for up to three years to develop and implement alternatives to opioids for pain management in hospitals and ED settings, the Substance…
Dec 1, 2022
The AHA urges the DEA to release proposed rules for the Special Registration for Telemedicine as soon as possible. Doing so is necessary to ensure an appropriate feedback period and time for hospitals and health systems to comply with requirements.
Oct 21, 2022
UK HealthCare has been serving Lexington and its surrounding communities since 1962. Home to a Level I Trauma Center and a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, UK HealthCare is committed to ensuring that every Kentuckian, no matter how sick they are, has access to quality care.
Apr 7, 2022
The legal principles discussed also apply to individuals with other types of substance use disorders.
Apr 7, 2022
In this webinar, Hazelden Betty Ford’s Stephen Delisi, MD, will examine the growing rates of substance use disorder and the impact of opioids and fentanyl on communities through his role consulting with health systems and medical professionals across the country. To focus on one health system’s…