May 27, 2022

Researchers will explore the ability of Black and Latinx patients to get the less-stigmatized treatment drug, buprenorphine.

March 8, 2022

In Washington state, 42% of respondents said they had used the dangerous opioid in the previous 3 months.

New pain-treatment guidelines proposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention include eliminating recommended dose limits for some patients who suffer from chronic pain. The guidelines also encourage non-opioid treatments as a first option, when possible.
February 23, 2022

New pain-treatment guidelines proposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Pre

December 8, 2021

Overdose death rates with the drug are similar for those under and over 30 – a break from patterns involving heroin and prescribed opioids. 

November 22, 2021

Researchers develop a prototype device that can recognize respiration patterns and administer naloxone, a potential antidote.

November 17, 2021

Injury-prevention and addiction specialists at UW Medicine collaborate to produce a web tool for teens and parents. 

October 14, 2021

Researchers publishing in Nature identify new pathway for opioid-induced reward in the brain.

An image of fentanyl capsules, as provided by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.
August 31, 2021

As International Overdose Awareness Day dawns on Aug. 31, Washington state's largest county has set a new record for fentanyl-related deaths in one year.

August 19, 2021

Offering directly observed therapy with a video smartphone app did not improve buprenorphine engagement or outcomes, study finds.

May 25, 2021

Opioid users may need multiple care episodes with buprenorphine before their recovery trajectory is established, findings indicate.


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