Category results for "Treatment"

Generic Drug Distributor Sues Suboxone Maker for Monopolizing Treatment Market

The generic drug distributor Rochester Drug Co-Operative Inc. has sued the maker of the opioid addiction treatment Suboxone for allegedly monopolizing the opioid treatment market, Bloomberg reports.

ADHD Drugs Not Effective in Many Young Children, Study Concludes

Treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder does not appear to help many young children, a new study concludes.

Veterans with PTSD Often Prescribed Drugs Not Supported by Guidelines

Veterans with post-traumatic stress syndrome are often prescribed medications not supported by existing government guidelines, according to a new study. Most of these prescriptions are written by mental health care providers.

Commentary: Hazelden Responds to America’s Opioid Epidemic

Over the past decade, America has experienced a rampant rise in the number of people addicted to prescription painkillers, heroin and other opioids. We truly face an epidemic, says Dr. Marvin Seppala of Hazelden.

Illegal Street Sales of Take-Home Doses of Methadone on the Rise

Illegal street sales of take-home doses of liquid methadone, prescribed to treat opioid addiction, are on the rise, according to law enforcement officials in Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia.

Addiction Expert: Treatment Providers Can Perpetuate Media Stereotypes of Patients

Stereotypes about addiction, perpetuated by the media, can be unintentionally reinforced by addiction professionals, according to a New York addiction expert.

Overdose Prevention and Treatment Program Can Save Lives, Study Suggests

A program that teaches people to recognize and respond to overdoses of opioids can significantly decrease the number of overdose deaths, researchers at Boston Medical Center have found.

Emergency Departments Report Jump in Visits Linked to Buprenorphine

Emergency departments reported a significant rise in the number of visits related to the opioid addiction medication buprenorphine between 2005 and 2010, according to a new government report.

Missouri a National Leader in Drug Courts: State’s Top Judge

Missouri’s drug courts have more than 12,000 graduates who have successfully completed treatment court programs, according to the state’s top judge. “Missouri has become a national leader in drug courts,” Chief Justice Richard Teitleman said in an address to the state legislature this week.

States Should Use More Tobacco-Related Income for Prevention: Report

States use little of the income they receive from tobacco taxes or legal settlements with cigarette manufacturers to pay for smoking prevention or cessation programs, the American Lung Association concludes in a new report.

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