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Babies born into the world addicted to drugs because of their mother's dependence on pain medication, or opioids, may be weaned off the substance more comfortably, with a shorter hospital stay and at a reduced cost, if the mother receives a new treatment option during pregnancy.
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TTNP) today announced that data from its Phase 3 clinical development program for Probuphine were presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, being held Nov. 13-17 in San Diego.
Helping to address the issue of medication adherence, persons with opioid dependence who had the medication buprenorphine implanted had less opioid use over 16 weeks.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - As an add-on to counseling in treating opioid addiction in adolescents, the drug buprenorphine is more effective than a standard addiction treatment, according to a new report.
An increasingly common method of heroin detoxification under general anesthesia is ineffective and unsafe, according to a study by psychiatrists at Columbia University Medical Center and the New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Going under general anesthesia is not an effective way for heroin users to avoid the painful, drawn-out process of breaking their habit and can be dangerous, a study said on Tuesday.
Patients who receive buprenorphine treatment for opioid addiction in an officeâ€“based setting are more likely than those receiving methadone treatment to be young men, new to drug use, and with no history of methadone treatment, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in a study published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence.
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