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2010-12-09 18:40:40

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. A New England Journal of Medicine study published Dec. 9, co-authored by Vanderbilt's Peter Martin, M.D., director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry, found that the newer buprenorphine is at least as good for...

2010-11-17 06:00:00

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. The presentation, "Development of an Implantable Formulation of Buprenorphine for Opioid Addiction," was delivered by Katherine Beebe, Ph.D., senior vice president, clinical development and...

2010-10-12 18:57:12

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, according to a study in the October 13 issue of JAMA. Dependence on opioids, in the form of heroin or prescription pain medications, is a significant health concern. A treatment that has been increasing in usage is the medication buprenorphine, with numerous studies supporting the efficacy of sublingually (beneath the tongue)...

2005-10-05 18:44:31

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. The researchers note that despite an increase in opioid dependency among adolescents over the last decade, relatively little research has been done to identify effective therapies for these young patients. Dr. Lisa A. Marsch, from the University of Vermont in Burlington, and...

2005-08-24 17:27:56

NEW YORK, NY, August 23, 2005 "“ 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. The study, published in the August 24 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), is the first rigorously controlled trial to monitor all of the critical outcomes associated with the procedure, including...

2005-08-23 15:03:25

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. Publicized as a quick way to withdraw from heroin addiction, the $15,000 treatment involves making the user unconscious and rapidly administering an antagonist drug that neutralizes heroin's effects. Columbia University researcher Dr. Eric Collins evaluated three detoxification...

2005-06-28 16:26:26

Patients who receive buprenorphine treatment for opioid addiction in an office"“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. Approved for treating heroin and prescription opiate pain killer abuse in 2002, office"“based buprenorphine holds the promise of bringing new patients into...