opioid use disorders

Monthly buprenorphine injections effective for opioid use disorders

A newly published study suggests the long-acting buprenorphine formulation BUP-XR is more effective than placebo in helping patients struggling with addiction to opioids. BUP-XR is a monthly extended-release injection. Daily dose buprenorphine was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 and has proven to be effective in…

Quantum Units Education: Removal of Older CEU Courses

Due to the age of the material, the following courses will be removed from the Quantum library on 3/01/2019. After this date you will be unable to take these courses for CE Credit. Use our discount code of CEUs4You and receive 10% off our discontinuing courses. 1. Viral Hepatitis in People…

New opioid treatment resources for emergency department clinicians

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) today announced the availability of informational resources for clinicians interested in initiating buprenorphine treatment in emergency department settings. Buprenorphine is one of several medicines available for use in many emergency departments to treat opioid use disorders (OUD). The materials were developed by emergency…

Medication in Prison Associated with Reductions in Fatal Opioid Overdoses After Release

A state-led initiative created within the Rhode Island correctional system showed that offering medication to inmates with opioid use disorders reduced fatal overdoses once the inmates were released. The reduction in fatal overdoses was large enough to have a significant effect on the death rate from opioid overdoses statewide. The…