Browsing: Addiction Medicine

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Recent literature shows that illicit benzodiazepines have been associated with significant impairment, have higher potencies than standard benzodiazepines, and are harder to identify via screening met
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The ever-growing frequency of patients presenting to the emergency department with fentanyl overdoses — and fentanyl’s surging presence in cocaine and other black-market drugs — demands that we, as em
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Clonidine is a widely available drug and has been seen as the culprit in an increased number of intentional and accidental overdoses. Symptoms of toxicity include hypertension or hypotension, bradycar
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Initiating buprenorphine-naloxone treatment in the ED helps patients who are ready to start treatment and educates them about their options. Introducing buprenorphine-naloxone as an option in the ED w