Fentanyl Deaths Continue to Rise

New data on synthetic opioids show an alarming number of overdose deaths due to fentanyl, a synthetic opioid available both as a prescription and increasingly on the black market. Currently 18 states and the District of Columbia show increases in fentanyl overdose deaths in 2015. Between 2014...

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SAMHSA Announces Reporting Requirements for Practitioners Treating Opioid Use Disorder

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s has published its reporting requirements for physicians authorized to prescribe buprenorphine at the increased limit of 275 patients. Previously, practitioners with the appropriate waiver could only prescribe buprenorphine for up to 100 patients per year. The recently finalized...

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