Medical professionals

Supporting physicians’ buprenorphine waiver training, starting in the ER
Apr 11, 2018 By
With the opioid crisis continuing to claim lives, encouraging doctors to get the special training to prescribe buprenorphine in emergency departments is a step that could help many people with substance use disorders get access to an effective treatment ...
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Physicians and opioids: Part of the solution, but challenges ahead
Apr 13, 2017 By
As doctors acknowledge the role that they have played in the current opioid crisis, they, along with hospitals, medical schools, and other members of the medical community have worked to address the issue on several fronts, including instituting prescribing ...
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Long-term use of opioids may depend on the doctor who prescribes them
Mar 27, 2017 By
With opioid addiction such a serious problem, new research indicates that some doctors are more likely to prescribe opioids to their patients than others, and those patients are more likely to end up taking these medications long term. That ...
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