The CDC’s 2016 opioid guideline recommended that daily opioid doses not exceed 90 morphine milligram equivalents (MME). Although voluntary, the guideline was seized upon by other federal agencies and state legislatures to justify draconian new laws and regulations that limited opioid doses to 90 MME or less. No such limits have been set for buprenorphine. However, few doctors in the U.S. prescribe buprenorphine for pain, despite recent studies demonstrating its efficacy and international recognition that it is an effective analgesic.
NIH-funded study suggests need to reevaluate opioid addiction treatment recommendations in the era of fentanyl. These findings build upon accumulating evidence of the safety and efficacy of higher doses of buprenorphine. Studies have shown that more than 16 mg of buprenorphine is safe and well tolerated in people with opioid use disorder in emergency department and outpatient treatment settings.
Results from a multi-site clinical trial supported by the National Institutes of Health showed that less than 1% of people with opioid use disorder whose drug use includes fentanyl experienced withdrawal when starting buprenorphine in the emergency department. The findings, which appeared today in JAMA Network Open, are strong evidence that buprenorphine, a medication approved…
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Partnerships have become crucial in helping people transition out of correction facilities with SUD treatment. For example, substance use disorder provider Groups Recover Together has partnered with several state correctional departments, including Indiana and Maine’s department of corrections (DOC), to provide transitional care and reentry services for individuals transitioning out of incarceration.
Bridge Therapeutics, today said that the MAT Act removes the outdated registration requirements on buprenorphine, making it possible for providers nationwide to prescribe it as they would any other controlled medication. Buprenorphine is a partial agonist or partial-acting opioid that treats addiction and chronic pain more safely than full-agonist opioids like morphine, oxycodone and fentanyl.
Treatment for opioid use disorder is limited by there not being enough people that offer medications for opioid use disorder,” said Brian Hurley, MD, MBA, president-elect of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). “Removal of the X waiver opens up the capability of prescribing to a much broader group of clinicians.
What happens when a patient who is prescribed buprenorphine undergoes surgery? Experts say they should continue the medication, predominantly prescribed for opioid use disorder, throughout the entire perioperative period. It doesn’t need to be stopped, Lynn Kohan, MD, the medical director of the Pain Management Center told Pain Medicine News.
Bridge Therapeutics is delighted to announce that it achieved a Bronze Award on the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School’s fifth annual Most Fundable Companies® List. Bridge Therapeutics competed against over 4,000 of early-stage US companies to be named one of 16 finalists.
Lynn Fosse, Senior Editor of CEOCFO Magazine sits down with Tim Peara, President of Bridge Therapeutics to discuss commercialization and development of its opioid addiction and chronic pain drugs.