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Baltimore heroin users aware their heroin is laced with fentanyl, says study

Baltimore heroin users aware their heroin is laced with fentanyl, says study

03-25-2019 Posted in Detox Treatment, Drug Detox

A majority of people using heroin in Baltimore, a city severely afflicted by the opioid crisis, are aware of the fact that the heroin they purchase is almost always heavily laced with fentanyl, revealed a recent study carried out by the researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Fentanyl is a hazardous…

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Black lawmakers opposing legalization of recreational marijuana in New York

Black lawmakers opposing legalization of recreational marijuana in New York

03-21-2019 Posted in Detox Treatment, Drug Detox

In a recent move, black lawmakers in New York are opposing legalization of recreational marijuana in the state. They have openly declared their dissatisfaction with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s proposal stating that it propagates the racial difference promoted under the present drug laws. The black lawmakers are demanding that unless their people receive a share…

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Buprenorphine injections are more effective than placebos, says study

Buprenorphine injections are more effective than placebos, says study

03-19-2019 Posted in Detox Treatment, Drug Detox

The buprenorphine formulation BUP-XR, known for its prolonged effect, is found to be more effective than placebo in patients battling opioid addiction, revealed a recent study. In 2002, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a daily dose of buprenorphine injection used for treating opioid use disorders (OUD). However, when patients are administered daily…

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Alarming number of patients prescribed fentanyl by US doctors

Alarming number of patients prescribed fentanyl by US doctors

03-11-2019 Posted in Detox Treatment, Drug Detox

A disturbing number of American patients are receiving prescriptions for fentanyl, not intended for them, revealed a recent study published in the journal JAMA in February 2019. The study focused on transmucosal immediate-release fentanyls or TIRFs meant for the management of intense pain in only cancer patients already on opioids, how these were prescribed, and…

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