Disasters could disrupt care for opioid use disorder in most vulnerable communities

Journal Reference: Paul J. Joudrey, Marynia Kolak, Qinyun Lin, Susan Paykin, Vidal Anguiano, Emily A. Wang. Assessment of Community-Level Vulnerability and Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder. JAMA Network Open, 2022; 5 (4): e227028 DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.7028 The research team, led by Paul Joudrey, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine (general medicine); and Yale Drug … Read more

Management researchers prescribe possible remedy in opioid misuse

Journal Reference: Abdullah Gökçınar, Metin Çakanyıldırım, Theodore Price, Meredith C. B. Adams. Balanced Opioid Prescribing via a Clinical Trade-Off: Pain Relief vs. Adverse Effects of Discomfort, Dependence, and Tolerance/Hypersensitivity. Decision Analysis, 2022; DOI: 10.1287/deca.2021.0447 In a study published online Feb. 3 in the INFORMS journal Decision Analysis, Naveen Jindal School of Management researchers explored how … Read more

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy shows promise for opioid addiction treatment

Journal Reference: Marian Wilson, Tamara Odom-Maryon, Karen Stanek, Trevor Roush, Joseph Muriungi, Alvina Jesse, Raymond M. Quock, Matthew Layton. Hyperbaric Oxygen to Assist Adults With Opioid Use Disorder in Reducing Methadone Dose. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 2022; 33 (1): 27 DOI: 10.1097/JAN.0000000000000447 The research team recruited participants enrolled in a local opioid treatment program to … Read more

Opioid prescriptions for pediatric patients following surgical procedures have dropped significantly

Journal Reference: Tori N. Sutherland, Hannah Wunsch, Craig Newcomb, Scott Hadland, Lakisha Gaskins, Mark D. Neuman. Trends in Routine Opioid Dispensing After Common Pediatric Surgeries in the United States: 2014–2019. Pediatrics, 2022; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2021-054729 Opioids are routinely prescribed after a surgery to help pediatric patients manage mild or moderate pain. However, recent studies have suggested … Read more

Global disparities persist in opioid painkiller access

Journal Reference: Chengsheng Ju, Li Wei, Kenneth K C Man, Zixuan Wang, Tian-Tian Ma, Adrienne Y L Chan, Ruth Brauer, Celine S L Chui, Esther W Chan, Yogini H Jani, Yingfen Hsia, Ian C K Wong, Wallis C Y Lau. Global, regional, and national trends in opioid analgesic consumption from 2015 to 2019: a longitudinal … Read more

Mindfulness therapy reduces opioid misuse and chronic pain in primary care, according to new research

Mindfulness therapy reduces opioid misuse and chronic pain in primary care, according to new research – NovLink Home Mash Q Mindfulness therapy reduces opioid misuse and chronic pain in primary care, according to new research We would like to thank the author of this short article for this outstanding web content Mindfulness therapy reduces opioid … Read more

Graphene sensor rapidly detects opioid metabolites in wastewater

Journal Reference: Narendra Kumar, Muhit Rana, Michael Geiwitz, Niazul Islam Khan, Matthew Catalano, Juan C. Ortiz-Marquez, Hikari Kitadai, Andrew Weber, Badawi Dweik, Xi Ling, Tim van Opijnen, Avni A. Argun, Kenneth S. Burch. Rapid, Multianalyte Detection of Opioid Metabolites in Wastewater. ACS Nano, 2022; DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.1c07094 The novel device is the first to use graphene-based … Read more

Potentially safer approach to opioid drug development

Journal Reference: Li He, Sarah W. Gooding, Elinor Lewis, Lindsey C. Felth, Anirudh Gaur, Jennifer L. Whistler. Pharmacological and genetic manipulations at the µ-opioid receptor reveal arrestin-3 engagement limits analgesic tolerance and does not exacerbate respiratory depression in mice. Neuropsychopharmacology, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41386-021-01054-x “The holy grail of opioid research is to determine the ideal properties … Read more