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Failure to refer overdose patients for treatment should be malpractice, says NIDA's Volkow
Failure to refer overdose patients for treatment should be malpractice, says NIDA's Volkow

How important do you think it is to steer someone to treatment who has just been saved from a near-fatal opioid overdose? If you answered “very” – and you probably did – you’re absolutely correct. According to Dr. Nora Volkow, the director of the National Institute on Drug ...

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    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new non-opioid medication to help relieve the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Called Lucemyra™ ...

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    Over the past two decades or so, a number of so-called “obesity” or “weight loss” or “appetite suppressant” or “diet” drugs have come and gone in the ...

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  • House Committee Sends 57 Opioid Bills to Congress

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