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A New Fentanyl Danger Identified

A New Fentanyl Danger Identified

As fentanyl’s deadly rampage continues, frontline physicians across the U.S. are seeing another profoundly troubling development. Fentanyl creates a much more difficult withdrawal for patients treated with buprenorphine for opioid use disorder. Why is that important? Because buprenorphine is one of just two drug therapies available to help patients manage what…

Animal Tranquilizer Contaminating Illicit Drugs

Animal Tranquilizer Contaminating Illicit Drugs

The potentially deadly animal tranquilizer, xylazine, is increasingly found in heroin, fentanyl, and other illicit drugs, including cocaine and methamphetamine. The problem is so severe the FDA has alerted healthcare workers to watch for patients who may have been exposed to the drug. The U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse…

Opioids and Weight Loss Surgery

Opioids and Weight Loss Surgery

According to a new study published in the journal Surgical Endoscopy, a third of patients in Michigan who elected to have weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) between 2018 and 2020 had a high risk of a prescription drug overdose. Alarmingly, following their surgeries, these high-risk patients were far more likely…

Frightening New Overdose Projections

Frightening New Overdose Projections

According to new projections from a team of scientists working with the FDA, the opioid crisis will worsen in the next ten years, claiming more than a half-million additional lives. In the last 23 years, opioids have killed 650,000 Americans. What is particularly disturbing about this new projection is the…

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