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Trump officially declares opioid epidemic an emergency
October 26, 2017 -- U.S. President Donald Trump has officially declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency, garnering praise from the ADA.
FDA expands the opioids covered by risk mitigation strategy
September 29, 2017 -- So-called "immediate-release" opioid pain medications will now be subject to more stringent requirements by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help stem the tide of opioid misuse and abuse, according to a statement from FDA Director Scott Gottlieb, MD.  Discuss
New white paper offers opioid use recommendations
August 29, 2017 -- A new white paper from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons recommends that ibuprofen, not opioids, be used as a first-line therapy for managing a patient's acute and postsurgical pain.  Discuss
Opioid analgesic Opana ER pulled from U.S. market
July 6, 2017 -- Endo Pharmaceuticals has announced it will voluntarily remove its opioid analgesic Opana ER from the U.S. market because of a risk for abuse.  Discuss
Second Opinion: Outpatient detoxification for opioid-addicted patients
June 15, 2017 -- While steps are needed to reduce the number of prescribed opioids in the U.S., what about those patients who may already be addicted and at risk? In this Second Opinion, Vikram Tarugu, MD, details a detoxification program that may be appropriate for your patients and your community.  Discuss
FDA asks drug firm to stop selling opioid analgesic Opana ER
June 9, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has requested that Endo Pharmaceuticals stop selling the reformulated version of its opioid analgesic Opana ER due to the risk for abuse.  Discuss
Opioid painkillers more common in low-income households
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May 26, 2017 -- Household income may determine whether a patient uses an opioid or nonopioid analgesic for dental pain, a new study has found. Participants from households making less than $15,000 per year were nearly twice as likely to take opioids than those from the highest income bracket.
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Trump to nominate opioid commission members
May 12, 2017 -- U.S. President Donald Trump has announced his nominations for a national commission to combat opioid addiction.  Discuss
Survey: Patients seek opioid alternatives for postextraction pain
May 8, 2017 -- After third-molar extractions, patients and their parents overwhelmingly prefer nonopioid pain management, according to a study presented at the 2017 American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons annual meeting.  Discuss
Trump administration to create opioid commission
March 27, 2017 -- The Trump administration is forming a national commission to combat opioid addiction.  Discuss
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Second Opinion: Outpatient detoxification for opioid-addicted patients

While steps are needed to reduce the number of prescribed opioids in the U.S., what about those patients who may already be addicted and at risk? In this Second Opinion, Vikram Tarugu, MD, details a detoxification program that may be appropriate for your patients and your community. Read more.

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