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Anti-heroin vaccine closer to reality, stops ‘high’ in primates

Scientists have broken new ground with a vaccine that stops the high of heroin. The experts from the Virginia Commonwealth University and the Scripps...

Methadone and buprenorphine treatment retention curbs risk of death

Retention during methadone and buprenorphine treatment is associated with significant reductions in risks of death and deadly overdoses among people dependent on opioids, a...

Implant from Turkey could treat addiction worldwide

After the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a version of buprenorphine called Probuphine to be used as an implant to treat opioid abuse...

New potential for naltrexone in outpatient drug detox

A 2017 study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry found that an oral, extended-release version of naltrexone was safe, effective, and tolerated by...

The changing perception of heroin and maintenance treatment drugs

A recent study explored the perceived dangers, symbolism and cultural framing surrounding opioid, heroin and maintenance treatment substances among licit and illicit drug users...

Detoxing from heroin

As heroin use continues to rise across many demographics, Americans are scrambling to find solutions to the epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease...

New app in development to help patients wean off buprenorphine

A new app to help patients discontinue use of buprenorphine and prevent relapse is currently being developed through a collaboration between Worcester Polytechnic Institute,...

The riskier side of buprenorphine

Buprenorphine may be one of the go-to medications to combat opioid dependency, but it has some very serious risks that are often glossed over...

FDA approves first buprenorphine implant for opioid use disorder

Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Probuphine, the first buprenorphine implant to treat opioid addiction. Marketed by Titan Pharmaceuticals...
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