Treatment guidelines for methadone in patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) call for a low starting dose, usually not more than 40 mg*, and gradual upward titration. But ever-rising opioid death rates and the dangers posed by illicit fentanyl underscore the need to help patients reach therapeutic methadone levels as quickly and safely as possible. *starting doses can now … [Read more...] about Rapid Methadone Induction: A Viable Alternative to Standard Therapy?
For a thorough article on the new methadone regulations from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, including comments from Allegra Schorr, Linda Hurley, and Mark Parrino, see the February 12 issue of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/adaw.34028 … [Read more...] about New methadone rules allow telehealth induction, eliminate one-year history requirement, make treatment friendlier to patients and OTPs
Feb. 1, 2024: Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC, along with its wholly owned subsidiary Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., today announced that it has reached an agreement in principle to resolve the vast majority of the opioid related cases brought against the Company by U.S. states, their subdivisions, and tribal nations. These cases relate to the manufacture and sales of prescription … [Read more...] about Hikma announces agreement in principle to resolve opioid claims
On February 2, AATOD released the below. The American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD)represents over 1,300 OTPs in the United States. We commend HHS /SAMHSA in releasing their final regulations, which provide guidance to OTPs.These enlightened and thoughtful regulations have been in preparation for overone year and we appreciate the fact that these … [Read more...] about AATOD on new OTP regs: Increasing admissions
By Rob Kent, J.D. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort … [Read more...] about It is not the critic who counts!!