AMA Opioid Task Force Releases its 2020 Progress Report

The new report details the recent evolution of the nation's opioid epidemic and physicians' progress toward ending it. AAPM Past President Steve Stanos, DO , represents the Academy on the Task Force. Key points from the ...
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AAPM Members Bernard Canlas, MD, and Erik Clarke, PhD, Receive NIH Grant

Congratulations to AAPM members Bernard Canlas, MD (left) and Erik Clarke, PhD (right) at VA Puget Sound who have just been awarded a $727,888 NIH grant. This is the first NIH-funded study at VA Puget Sound investigating...
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FDA Recommends Health Care Professionals Discuss Naloxone with All Patients when Prescribing

FDA is requiring drug manufacturers for all opioid pain relievers and medicines to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) to add new recommendations about naloxone to the prescribing information. This will help ensure that heal...
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AAPM Past President Steven Stanos, DO Discusses COVID-19's Impact on the Opioid Epidemic with AMA

This morning AAPM Past President Steven Stanos, DO participated in an AMA COVID-19 UPDATE podcast  to discuss how the pandemic has impacted the nation's opioid epidemic. Dr. Stanos also serves as AAPM's re...
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New DEA Buprenorphine Guidance

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued guidance to DEA-registered physicians providing new flexibility for physicians managing patients with opioid use disorder. The new guidance permits physicians and oth...
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Trends in Prescription Opioid Use and Dose Trajectories Before Opioid Use Disorder or Overdose in US Adults From 2006 to 2016: A Cross-Sectional Study

With governments' increasing efforts to curb opioid prescription use and limit dose below the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-recommended threshold of 90 morphine milligram equivalents per day, little is...
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