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Background Opioid dependence treatment traditionally involves methadone clinics, for which dispensing schedules can be cumbersome. Buprenorphine, a partial agonist of the mu receptor and antagonist of the kappa receptor, is a potential outpatient alternative to methadone. Funded by a grant from the State of Maryland’s Community Health Resources Commission (CHRC), the Buprenorphine Outpatient Outcomes ProjectTags: Louisiana, Opioid Abuse, Patient, prescription
By the end of 2016, the opioid prescribing rate in Louisiana had declined almost 11 percent since 2007. But even with that marked progress, there were still almost enough opioid prescriptions dispensed for every resident in Louisiana to have one, according to the latest data released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With aTags: Louisiana, Opioid Abuse, Patient, prescription
BY: ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF LANDRY We have all seen it: a valid prescription becomes abuse, abuse becomes addiction, and addiction turns into illegal activity or death. From urban metropolises to rural towns and affluent areas to poorer neighborhoods, no community is immune to the opioid abuse epidemic. Every day, Americans lose 120 family members andTags: Opioid Abuse, Patient, prescription