Addiction Medicine Updates






Dr. Stephen Wyatt Receives Prestigious Glaser Award

RALEIGH, NC (April 2, 2019) – Stephen Wyatt, DO, medical director of Addiction Medicine at Atrium Health in Charlotte, was awarded the Frederick B. Glaser Award on March 23 at the Addiction Medicine 2019 conference held in Asheville, NC. The biennial award, given by...

Addressing Prescription Drug Addiction in Older Adults

Opioid misuse in older adults is an underappreciated and growing problem. Although opioid misuse overall is lower among older than among younger Americans, the rate of opioid misuse among older adults nearly doubled between 2002 and 2014.1 In 2016, a third of the more...

FDA Tries to Speed OTC Naloxone Products

The FDA has announced new efforts to expand naloxone access by making it easier for companies to make over-the-counter (OTC) versions of the opioid overdose treatment. Read More FDA Press Release

Higher Rates of NAS Linked with Economic Conditions

A NIDA-funded analysis of eight states showed a significant association between rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and poor economic conditions. The study used data from all 580 counties in Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina,...

Opioid Overdose Deaths to Increase 147% by 2025

The opioid overdose epidemic, which resulted in 48,000 deaths in 2017, isn't getting better anytime soon, according to recent research published in JAMA. That's because interventions that target prescription opioid misuse, including prescription...

Understanding Links Among Opioid Use, Overdose, and Suicide

The New England Journal of Medicine published an article reporting that in the United States, deaths due to suicide and unintentional overdose pose a major, and growing, public health concern. The combined number of deaths among Americans from suicide and...

NIDA’s Scientific Findings & Achievements of 2018

In a recent blog post, Nora D. Volkow, MD, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health shared some of NIDA's accomplishments over the past year. She explains, "As always when I look back at the research being done by...