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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending April 15, 2022

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States look for solutions as US fentanyl deaths keep rising

As the addiction and overdose crisis that has gripped the U.S. for two decades turns even deadlier, state governments are scrambling for ways to stem the destruction wrought by fentanyl and other synthetic opioids.As the addiction and overdose crisis that has gripped the U.S. for two decades turns even deadlier, state governments are scrambling for ways to stem the destruction wrought by fentanyl and other synthetic opioids.

Most teens with substance use disorder still have it as adults, study finds

Most teenagers who develop substance use disorders continue to suffer from problems related to drug or alcohol addiction as adults, a study published Friday by JAMA Network Open found.

US: Discrimination Based on Opioid Treatment Violates Law
The U.S. Department of Justice is warning employers, healthcare providers and others not to discriminate against people who are using prescribed medication to treat opioid addiction.

High-Dose Naloxone Product Launches in US
USWM and Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation have announced the US launch and availability of a high-dose injectable naloxone product to help combat opioid overdose deaths.

CDC weighs new opioid prescribing guidelines amid controversy over old ones
Doctors will soon have new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how and when to prescribe opioids for pain.

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