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September 28, 2018
Naloxone An Emergency Lifesaver

Naloxone: An Emergency Lifesaver

Naloxone: An Emergency Lifesaver By Dr. Jessica Badichek, PharmD Naloxone (brand name Narcan®) is the primary reversal agent for opioid overdoses. It is known as an “opioid antagonist”. This means that it blocks the opioid receptor sites in the body and reverses the toxic effects of opioid overdose. Opioid overdose […]
September 21, 2018
Addiction Medication Misconceptions

Addiction Medication Misconceptions

Addiction Medication Misconceptions By Dr. Jessica Badichek, PharmD In recent times, addiction medications also known as MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment) medications have come under fire as being substitutes for one addiction to another. Medical professionals such as pharmacists or doctors often think patients on MAT are abusing MAT drugs such as […]
September 18, 2018
Do medications really work for opioid addiction

Do medications really work for opioid addiction?

  Do medications really work for opioid addiction? By Dr. Jessica Badichek, PharmD There are many treatments for opioid addiction. Some treatments may involve counseling and attendance at 12-Step meetings such as Narcotics Anonymous and others may involve a combination of counseling or behavioral therapy with FDA-approved medications such as […]
September 11, 2018
Opioid Addiction A Medical Condition

Opioid Addiction: A Medical Condition

Opioid Addiction: A Medical Condition By Dr. Jessica Badichek, PharmD Addiction to opioid drugs such as heroin or prescription pain relievers can be one of the most difficult addictions to overcome. According to the US National Library of Medicine, misuse of prescription opioids and heroin affects 2 million Americans and […]