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How does genetic testing enhance risk assessment for opioid use disorder (OUD)?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first test (AvertD) that uses DNA in assessing whether certain individuals may have an elevated risk of developing opioid use disorder (OUD). 

Beyond convenience, are there advantages in the use of fixed-dose combination drug products?

Fixed-dose combination drug products (FDCDPs) are made up of two different drug ingredients in a single formulation, containing a fixed amount of each. 

What are the various kinds of steroid medications?

In workers’ comp, steroid medications have often played a role in the management of pain related conditions and joint injuries, either alone or incorporated in “trigger point” injections with an anesthetic medication like lidocaine. They are also used to reduce inflammation in the management of certain lung injuries.

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What is the difference between opioid addiction and dependence?

Explore the fine line between opioid addiction and dependence. Learn the key distinctions to help you better understand these complex issues.

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What are the different types of opioid overdose reversal agents, and how do they compare?

Opioids continue to represent a decreasing portion of overall workers’ comp scripts, with favorable trends being seen in markers such as dose and duration of use. Despite declines, it remains essential to promote risk management strategies such as overdose rescue medications.

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Could Ozempic be a potential breakthrough in addiction treatment?

Addiction is a pervasive and challenging issue affecting millions of individuals worldwide. Conventional approaches to addiction treatment often include counseling, therapy and medication-assisted treatment (MAT). However, recent research has sparked interest in the potential use of Ozempic (semaglutide), primarily prescribed for managing type 2 diabetes, as a novel treatment for addiction. This article will explore the emerging evidence and discuss the potential benefits and considerations for the use of Ozempic in the context of addiction treatment.

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