Introduction is different, but top medications for opioid addiction equally effective

With opioid addiction officially declared a public health emergency in the U.S., medical intervention to treat the illness is increasingly important in responding to the epidemic. Now, a new study concludes that two of the top medications available for outpatient, office-based treatment, once initiated, are equally safe and effective in curtailing opioid use, relapse, treatment drop-out and overdose.

Introduction is different, but top medications for opioid addiction equally effective

With opioid addiction officially declared a public health emergency in the U.S., medical intervention to treat the illness is increasingly important in responding to the epidemic. Now, a new ...

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Medical Xpress

Opioid addiction treatments face off in US trial

CHICAGO (AP) -- The first U.S. study to compare two treatments for opioid addiction finds a monthly shot works as well as a daily drug to prevent relapse....

Tue 14 Nov 17 from AP

Opioid addiction Treatments Face off in U.S. Trial, Wed 15 Nov 17 from Laboratory Equipment

Two Agents to Combat Opioid Use Disorder Prove Equal (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- But tougher to start patients on opioid antagonist versus partial agonist

Tue 14 Nov 17 from MedPageToday

In Anticipated Study, Monthly Opioid Treatment Shown To Be About As Effective As Daily Pill

But the monthly treatment is more difficult because participants have to wean themselves off opioids for a period of three days before they could start taking Vivitrol. Because of that hurdle, ...

Wed 15 Nov 17 from Kaiser Health News

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