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Collaborative Video Consultations from Tertiary Care Based Telepsychiatrist to a Remote Primary Care Doctor to Manage Opioid Substitution Therapy Clinic. 

Pahuja E, Kumar S, Kumar A, et al.

J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2020;11(3):498-501. doi:10.1055/s-0040-1713293

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7394635/

Outcomes of a novel office-based opioid treatment program in an internal medicine resident continuity practice. 

Pytell JD, Buresh ME, Graddy R. 

Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2019;14(1):46. Published 2019 Dec 19. doi:10.1186/s13722-019-0175-z

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6921403/

Monthly Patient Volumes of Buprenorphine-Waivered Clinicians in the US.

Duncan A, Anderman J, Deseran T, Reynolds I, Stein BD. 

JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(8):e2014045. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.14045

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2769683

Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Community‐Based Settings: Outcome Related to Intensity of Services and Urine Drug Test Results. 

Galanter, M., Femino, J., Hunter, B. and Hauser, M. (2020), 

Am J Addict, 29: 271-278. doi:10.1111/ajad.13001

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ajad.13001

USA. Patients battling opioid addiction in central Appalachia face issues accessing drug treatment

Despite its proven effectiveness as a treatment for opioid use disorders (OUD), buprenorphine is not reaching patients in central Appalachia, the epicenter of the opioid crisis in the United States, according to investigators from the Emory Rollins School of Public Health. (MedicalXpress, USA, 21.08.2020)

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-08-patients-opioid-addiction-central-appalachia.html

Association of Pregnancy and Insurance Status With Treatment Access for Opioid Use Disorder. 

Patrick SW, Richards MR, Dupont WD, et al.

JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(8):e2013456. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.13456

Association of Pregnancy and Insurance Status With Treatment Access for Opioid Use Disorder. 

 

The Value of Treating Opioid Use Disorder in Family Medicine: From the Patient Perspective. 

Kane C, Leiner C, Harless C, Foley KA, Fagan EB, Wilson CG. 

J Am Board Fam Med. 2020;33(4):611-615. doi:10.3122/jabfm.2020.04.190389

The Value of Treating Opioid Use Disorder in Family Medicine: From the Patient Perspective. 

Migration experiences, life conditions, and drug use practices of Russian-speaking drug users who live in Paris: a mixed-method analysis from the ANRS-Coquelicot study. 

Tibi-Lévy, Y., Serebryakova, D., Jauffret-Roustide, M. et al.

Harm Reduct J 17, 55 (2020). doi.org/10.1186

Migration experiences, life conditions, and drug use practices of Russian-speaking drug users who live in Paris: a mixed-method analysis from the ANRS-Coquelicot study. 

USA. The Opioid Crisis and the Hispanic/Latino Population: An Urgent Issue

This issue brief presents data on prevalence of opioid misuse & death rates in the Hispanic/Latino population; contextual factors & challenges to prevention & treatment; innovative outreach & engagement strategies to connect people to evidence-based treatment; and the importance of community voice. (SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, USA, August 2020)

USA. The Opioid Crisis and the Hispanic/Latino Population: An Urgent Issue

 

Changes in Substance Use Pattern in Men with Opioid Use Disorders treated with Methadone during the first year after the Earthquake in the west of Iran: A Cohort Study. 

Mirmoeini SM, Shakeri J, Farnia V, et al. 

Research Square; 2020. DOI: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-42352/v1. 

Changes in Substance Use Pattern in Men with Opioid Use Disorders treated with Methadone during the first year after the Earthquake in the west of Iran: A Cohort Study. 

USA. Travel Times to Opioid Addiction Programs Drive a Lack of Access to Treatment

If US pharmacies were permitted to dispense methadone for opioid use disorder (OUD) it would improve national access to treatment and save costs, new research suggests.

Under current federal regulations, only opioid treatment programs (OTPs) are permitted to dispense methadone maintenance treatment. This stands in sharp contrast to how methadone is dispensed in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom, where patients can obtain daily doses of methadone maintenance from community pharmacies. (Medscape, 20.07.2020)

USA. Travel Times to Opioid Addiction Programs Drive a Lack of Access to Treatment

 

Providing reproductive health services for women who inject drugs: a pilot program. 

Owens, L., Gilmore, K., Terplan, M. et al.

Harm Reduct J 17, 47 (2020). doi.org/10.1186/s12954-020-00395-y

Providing reproductive health services for women who inject drugs: a pilot program. 

USA. The Way to Save Opioid Addicts (Video)

Addiction experts are in wide agreement on the most effective way to help opioid addicts: Medication-assisted treatment. But most inpatient rehab facilities in the U.S. don’t offer this option. WSJ’s Jason Bellini reports on why the medication option is controversial, and in many places, hard to come by. (The Wall Street Journal, USA, Video, 11:52)

USA. The Way to Save Opioid Addicts (Video)

Implementing Office-Based Opioid Treatment Models in Primary Care. 

Brooks EM, Tong S. 

J Am Board Fam Med. 2020;33(4):512-520. doi:10.3122/jabfm.2020.04.190240

www.jabfm.org/content/33/4/512.long

Opioid agonist therapy uptake among people who inject drugs: the findings of two consecutive bio-behavioral surveillance surveys in Iran. 

Nakhaeizadeh, M., Abdolahinia, Z., Sharifi, H. et al. 

Harm Reduct J 17, 50 (2020). doi.org/10.1186/s12954-020-00392-1

Opioid agonist therapy uptake among people who inject drugs: the findings of two consecutive bio-behavioral surveillance surveys in Iran. 

Family Medicine and the "New" Opioid Epidemic.

Johnson MS. 

J Am Board Fam Med. 2020;33(1):1-3. doi:10.3122/jabfm.2020.01.190432

https://www.jabfm.org/content/33/1/1.long

One year of methadone maintenance treatment in a fentanyl endemic area: Safety, repeated exposure, retention, and remission. 

Stone AC, Carroll JJ, Rich JD, Green TC. 

J Subst Abuse Treat. 2020;115:108031. doi:10.1016/j.jsat.2020.108031

Abstract

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32600619/

Data on self-awareness, self-determination, and self-efficacy of opioid-dependent patients receiving methadone treatment before and after getting individual psycho-educational (i-SEAZ) intervention. 

Engku Kamarudin EM, Wan Sulaiman WS, Sarnon NH, Amin AS. 

Data Brief. 2020;30:105586. Published 2020 Apr 18. doi:10.1016/j.dib.2020.105586

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7182707/

Medical Student Interest in Training About Medications for Opioid Use Disorder: A Pilot Intervention. 

Thomas J, Slat S, Woods G, Cross K, Macleod C, Lagisetty P. Assessing 

J Med Educ Curric Dev. 2020;7:2382120520923994. Published 2020 Jun 2. doi:10.1177/2382120520923994

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7268112/

USA. Why an OASAS License for a Low-Threshold Bupe Provider Is So Significant

REACH—a harm reduction-oriented health center in Ithaca, New York that prescribes buprenorphine, among many other services—is about to get a license from the state’s Office of Addiction Services And Supports (OASAS).

This license to operate as an official outpatient treatment center is going to make it possible for founder and CEO Justine Waldman, MD and her team to continue their low-threshold model of treating opioid use disorder (OUD) on a far better financial footing than before, with the new ability to bill for their full range of services. (Filter, USA, 07.07.2020)

https://filtermag.org/oasas-low-threshold-buprenorphine-license/

Kanada. Methadose: A Parable of Putting Profit Before Human Lives 

Imagine being on a medication, any medication, and all a sudden it doesn’t work anymore. It only works for about one-third of the time, and you get sick before you can have your next dose. (Filter Magazine, USA, 24.06.2020)

https://filtermag.org/methadose-profit-lives/

USA. Pilot program increases access to Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) in Colorado 

Nurse practitioners and physician assistants help increase access to MOUD 10-fold in two rural Colorado counties with high overdose rates. (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, 26.06.2020)

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-06/uoca-ppi062620.php

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in a Rural Family Medicine Practice. 

Deyo-Svendsen M, Cabrera Svendsen M, Walker J, Hodges A, Oldfather R, Mansukhani MP. 

J Prim Care Community Health. 2020;11:2150132720931720. doi:10.1177/2150132720931720

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7278292/

Finding the Hidden Risk Profiles of the United States Opioid Epidemic: Using a Person-Centered Approach on a National Dataset of Noninstitutionalized Adults Reporting Opioid Misuse.

Montiel Ishino FA, Gilreath T, Williams F. 

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020;17(12):E4321. Published 2020 Jun 17. doi:10.3390/ijerph17124321

https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/12/4321

USA. A Native American tribe plans to build an opioid treatment center, but neighbors have vowed to block it

A classic not-in-my backyard fight has erupted in the Pacific Northwest over a recovery and medical center for an area hit hard by addiction and overdose deaths. (Washington Post, USA, 18.08.2020)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/national/investigations/native-american-opioid-treatment-center/

The fentanyl epidemic in Estonia: factors in its evolution and opportunities for a comprehensive public health response, a scoping review

Uusküla A, Talu A, Vorobjov S, et al. 

[published online ahead of print, 2020 May 13]. Int J Drug Policy. 2020;81:102757. doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.102757

Abstract

The Real-World Impact of Dosing of Methadone and Buprenorphine on Retention on Opioid Agonist Therapies in Ukraine

Farnum SO, Makarenko I, Madden L, et al. 

[published online ahead of print, 2020 May 19]. Addiction. 2020;10.1111/add.15115. doi:10.1111/add.15115

Abstract

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32428276

USA. Opioid addiction treatment is more widely available, but only for adults

Prescriptions for an FDA-approved treatment for opioid addiction have increased over the past decade in all age groups except the youngest (age 15-24), a new analysis of prescription data by researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center has found. (Columbia University Irving Medical Center, USA, 04.06.2020)

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-06-opioid-addiction-treatment-widely-adults.html

Barriers to Prescribing Buprenorphine in the Emergency Department. 

Kim HS, Samuels EA. Overcoming 

JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(5):e204996. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.4996

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2765700

Incidence, types and acceptability of pharmaceutical interventions about drug related problems in a general hospital: an open prospective cohort

Saldanha V, Randall Martins R, Lima SIVC, et al

BMJ Open 2020;10:e035848. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-035848 

https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/10/4/e035848