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Patients who participate in fewer than two visits early in treatment are at risk for relapse, overdose, and possible death.
Source:The New York Times
Jermaine Jones, PhD, a neuroscientist at Columbia, teaches people to rouse individuals experiencing a fentanyl overdose by giving them a firm rub with their knuckles in the center of the chest.
Katherine Keyes, director of Columbia’s Psychiatric Epidemiology Training Program, testified at an ongoing trial against three major pharmaceutical companies regarding the opioid epidemic.
An opioid addiction vaccine is currently in the first phase of clinical trials, being led by Columbia Psychiatry's Sandra Comer, who directs the university’s Opioid Laboratory.
Source:Daily MailDecember 17, 2019
'It's likely that the increasing use of illicit fentanyl has contributed to the rapid increase in unintentional opioid overdose deaths,' explained Dr Mark Olfson.
- December 17, 2019
Opioid-related suicides account for only 4% of opioid-related deaths, far below previous estimates of 20% to 30%, a new study from Columbia University has found.
Source:MedscapeDecember 3, 2019
"The rate at which individuals relapsed and overdosed after ending treatment was alarmingly high, suggesting that discontinuing buprenorphine is a life-threatening event," said Dr. Williams.
- December 2, 2019
People with opioid addiction face a high risk of overdose after ending treatment, even when treated for 18 months, a Columbia study has found.
- January 25, 2019
Researchers at Columbia have developed a “Cascade of Care” model for treating individuals with opioid use disorder based on lessons learned in the HIV/AIDS field.
- June 20, 2018
Survivors of opioid overdose are at great risk of dying in the year after overdose, but the deaths are not always caused by drug use, a new study reveals.