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Fentanyl Analog Detected in 12 States Carfentanil Re-Emerges

A Millennium Health Signals Alert released Thursday found carfentanil in urine 35 times in 12 states in 2023, the potent fentanyl analog used in veterinary medicine as a large animal tranquilizer but not approved for human use. Carfentanil, 100 times more potent than fentanyl, was detected in a urine drug test screening just once in

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OUD Treatment Retention Improved by Telehealth-Based Initiation

According to a study released on Wednesday by the National Institute on Addictive Disorders (NIDA), patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) who begin buprenorphine treatment by telehealth are more likely to remain engaged with treatment longer than patients who begin treatment in a non-telehealth environment. In JAMA Network Open, researchers analyzed Medicaid data from 2019

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Medications prescribed for OUD with concomitant polysubstance use may jeopardize recovery

Medications have been proven to be effective for treating opioid use disorders; however, practitioners should be aware of concurrent use of non-prescribed, illicit substances that could adversely affect treatment. At the recent Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders, Kelly Olson, PhD, director of clinical affairs for Millennium Health, shared key considerations for monitoring patients’ medications

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