Acute Pain Management
July 5, 2023
This case-based session provided hospitalists with expert opinions and evidence-based approaches to navigate challenges when managing acute pain in the inpatient setting. Opioid prescription...
Buprenorphine 101: A Quick Start Guide for Every Hospitalist
July 5, 2023
In this workshop, the presenters provided an overview of the diagnosis and management of opioid use disorder (OUD) and an introduction to medication for opioid use disorders (MOUD). The presenters...
Complying with the MATE Act
June 13, 2023
The Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act is part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, of 2023, which takes effect June 2023. The MATE Act requires training for Drug Enforcement...
Implementation of a Comprehensive Hospitalist-led Initiative to Improve Care for Patients with OUD
May 1, 2023
Clinical question: Can a multidisciplinary, hospitalist-led program improve care for hospitalized patients with opioid use disorder (OUD)? Background: Despite rising opioid-related hospitalizations...
Low-dose Buprenorphine Initiation is a Safe and Effective Alternative to Standard-dose Buprenorphine in Hospitalized Patients with OUD
May 1, 2023
Dr. Vuong Clinical question: Is low-dose buprenorphine initiation in hospitalized patients safe and effective for the management of opioid use disorder (OUD)? Background: OUD is a chronic...
Breaking News: X-waiver Eliminated
January 25, 2023
On January 12, 2023, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the immediate elimination of the X-waiver for...
New HHS Guidance for Increasing Number of Buprenorphine Clinicians Who Can Treat OUD
June 1, 2022
Does your state allow it? The ongoing opioid epidemic The U.S. hit a grim milestone of more than 100,000 drug overdose deaths,1 most opioid-involved, in the 12 months ending April 2021. This...
Short-acting opioids needed for withdrawal in U.S. hospitals, say experts
November 23, 2021
The short-acting drugs can complement methadone and buprenorphine to help patients get faster relief and help patients stay in the hospital to help with long-term management, say the authors of a new commentary.
U.S. overdose deaths hit an all-time high
November 18, 2021
Fentanyl and methamphetamine are contributing to rising numbers of fatalities, federal officials say.
Opioid prescribing mapped: Alabama highest, New York lowest
October 4, 2021
The Medicare Part D opioid prescribing rate dropped in all 50 states from 2014 to 2019, but disparities remain.