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Name: The International journal on drug policy
North America is experiencing an opioid overdose epidemic, fuelled by the proliferation of fentanyl, related analogues, and fentanyl-adulterated opioids. British Columbia, Canada has similarly experie...
Illicitly manufactured fentanyl and its analogues are appearing in countries throughout the world, often disguised as heroin or counterfeit prescription pills, with resulting high overdose mortality. ...
There has been a rapid increase in the presence of illicitly manufactured fentanyl in the heroin drug supply. Buprenorphine is an effective treatment for heroin and prescription opioid use disorder; h...
Fentanyl is a potent synthetic opioid used as a narcotic analgesic supplement in general and regional anesthesia as well as in management of persistent, severe chronic pain. Alarming epidemiological a...
Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) was applied to estimate the consumption of twelve narcotics within a Southwestern U.S. university campus. Seven consecutive 24-hour composite raw wastewater samples...
The number of new heroin users and problems associated with heroin use have increased steadily over the past several years. Currently, naltrexone is one of the drugs used to treat heroin ...
Naltrexone is a medication that is currently used to treat drug and alcohol addiction. Guanfacine is a medication that is currently used to manage the withdrawal symptoms in individuals un...
Dependence on heroin is a major public health problem because of its association with criminality, law enforcement costs and healthcare costs. Managed withdrawal is a required first step ...
Heroin dependence remains a major addiction problem in the United States. The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of levoacetyl methadol (ORLAAM) in treating heroin de...
The purpose of the study is to document the use of fentanyl HCl 40 mcg system under routine conditions and obtain a more comprehensive understanding of the safety of the system and complic...
Termination of all transmission of infection by global extermination of the infectious agent through surveillance and containment (From Porta, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 5th ed).
A potent narcotic analgesic, abuse of which leads to habituation or addiction. It is primarily a mu-opioid agonist. Fentanyl is also used as an adjunct to general anesthetics, and as an anesthetic for induction and maintenance. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1078)
Strong dependence, both physiological and emotional, upon heroin.
State bounded on the north by Wisconsin, on the east by Lake Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky, on the west by Missouri and Iowa, and on the south by Kentucky.
Monitoring of rate of occurrence of specific conditions to assess the stability or change in health levels of a population. It is also the study of disease rates in a specific cohort, geographic area, population subgroup, etc. to estimate trends in larger population. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
Clinical Approvals Clinical Trials Drug Approvals Drug Delivery Drug Discovery Generics Drugs Prescription Drugs In the fields of medicine, biotechnology and pharmacology, drug discovery is the process by which drugs are dis...