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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224919/assessment-of-tapentadol-api-abuse-liability-with-the-researched-abuse-diversion-and-addiction-related-surveillance-radars-system
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Suzanne K Vosburg, S Geoffrey Severtson, Richard C Dart, Theodore J Cicero, Steven P Kurtz, Mark W Parrino, Jody L Green
Tapentadol, a Schedule II opioid with a combination of µ-opioid activity and norepinephrine reuptake inhibition, is used for the management of moderate to severe acute and chronic pain. Its dual-mechanism of action is thought to reduce opioid-related side effects that can complicate pain management. Since approval, tapentadol has been tracked across multiple outcomes suggesting abuse liability, and a pattern of relatively low, although not absent, abuse liability has been found. This retrospective cohort study further details the abuse liability of tapentadol as an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) when both immediate-release and extended-release formulations were on the market together (4Q2011 to 2Q2016)...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224770/pain-control-following-tonsillectomy-in-children-a-survey-of-patients
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Philip R Persino, Lena Saleh, David L Walner
OBJECTIVE: This prospective study aimed to survey pediatric patients and their parents after tonsillectomy to assess their pain management utilization and satisfaction. INTRODUCTION: Tonsillectomy is the second most common surgical procedure performed in pediatric patients. Postoperative recovery is often associated with high levels of pain and severe functional limitations. There is currently no consensus on pain control regimens. Additionally, a recent FDA Black Box Warning on narcotic use has caused more uncertainty in appropriate pain control regimens...
December 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222361/evaluation-of-opioid-prescribing-after-rescheduling-of-hydrocodone-containing-products
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M Brooke Bernhardt, Ruston S Taylor, Joseph L Hagan, Nihar Patel, Corrie E Chumpitazi, Karin A Fox, Chris Glover
PURPOSE: Institutional prescribing trends of hydrocodone-containing products (HCPs) before and after the Drug Enforcement Administration's rescheduling of HCPs were evaluated. METHODS: A retrospective evaluation was performed on 6 oral opioid analgesics on the hospital formulary that were prescribed to patients treated at Texas Children's Hospital and Pavilion for Women for the 6 months before and after the rescheduling of HCPs on October 6, 2014. Patients were eligible for inclusion if they were prescribed any of the following oral agents: HCPs (e...
December 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210063/opioid-induced-inhibition-of-the-human-serotonin-and-norepinephrine-transporters-in-vitro-link-to-clinical-reports-of-serotonin-syndrome
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Anna Rickli, Evangelia Liakoni, Marius C Hoener, Matthias E Liechti
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Opioids may inhibit the serotonin and norepinephrine transporters (SERT and NET, respectively). NET inhibition may contribute to analgesia, and SERT inhibition or interactions with serotonin receptors may cause serotonergic toxicity. However, the effects of different opioids on the human SERT, NET, and serotonin receptors have not been sufficiently studied. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: We determined the potencies of different opioids to inhibit the SERT and NET in vitro using human transporter-transfected cells...
December 6, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186453/detection-and-quantification-of-codeine-6-glucuronide-hydromorphone-3-glucuronide-oxymorphone-3-glucuronide-morphine-3-glucuronide-and-morphine-6-glucuronide-in-human-hair-from-opioid-users-by-lc-ms-ms
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Megan Grabenauer, Nichole D Bynum, Katherine N Moore, Robert M White, John M Mitchell, Eugene D Hayes, Ronald Flegel
Current hair testing methods that rely solely on quantification of parent drug compounds are unable to definitively distinguish between drug use and external contamination. One possible solution to this problem is to confirm the presence of unique drug metabolites that cannot be present through contamination, such as phase II glucuronide conjugates. This work demonstrates for the first time that codeine-6-glucuronide, hydromorphone-3-glucuronide, oxymorphone-3-glucuronide, morphine-3-glucuronide and morphine-6-glucuronide are present at sufficient concentrations to be quantifiable in hair of opioid users and that their concentrations generally increase as the concentrations of the corresponding parent compounds increase...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148351/opioid-prescribing-by-nurse-practitioners-in-medicare-part-d-impact-of-state-scope-of-practice-legislation
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Elissa Ladd, Casey Fryer Sweeney, Anthony Guarino, Alex Hoyt
Many state legislatures restrict nurse practitioner (NP) scope of practice as a way of addressing patient safety concerns. The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of state NP scope of practice laws on the prescription of oxycodone and hydrocodone containing medications by NP and MD/DO/PA prescribers to Medicare Part D beneficiaries. Using the Medicare Part D public use file, we analyzed oxycodone and hydrocodone containing prescriptions per Medicare Part D beneficiary by prescriber type, NP state scope of practice, and geographic variables...
August 1, 2017: Medical Care Research and Review: MCRR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146621/effect-of-fda-investigation-on-opioid-prescribing-to-children-after-tonsillectomy-adenoidectomy
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Kao-Ping Chua, Mark G Shrime, Rena M Conti
BACKGROUND: In August 2012, the Food and Drug Administration investigated the safety of codeine use by children after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy, culminating in a black box warning in February 2013. The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between the investigation and opioid prescribing to children undergoing these surgeries. METHODS: We identified 362 992 privately insured children in the 2010-2015 Truven MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters database who underwent tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy...
November 16, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121158/opioid-use-by-patients-after-rhinoplasty
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Sagar Patel, Angela Sturm, Michael Bobian, Peter F Svider, Giancarlo Zuliani, Russell Kridel
Importance: Given the increase in opioid addiction and overdose in the United States, reasoned opioid use after outpatient surgery may affect prescription medication abuse. Objectives: To examine patient use of opioids after rhinoplasty and establish an optimal postrhinoplasty pain management regimen. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this case series, opioid use was evaluated in 62 patients who underwent rhinoplasty performed by 3 fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeons, 2 in private practice in Texas and 1 in an academic setting in Michigan, from February 2016 to September 2016...
November 9, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120973/acute-intoxications-and-fatalities-from-illicit-fentanyl-and-analogues-an-update
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Simona Pichini, Renata Solimini, Paolo Berretta, Roberta Pacifici, Francesco Paolo Busardò
Illicit fentanyl and its analogues are very dangerous synthetic opioids, with high abuse potential and severe adverse effects including coma and death. They are used as adulterants in street heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine, or as heroin substitutes sold to unaware users with a high risk of overdoses. Fentanyl and its analogues have also been identified in counterfeit medicinal products, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and alprazolam tablets, or as components of speedball mixtures together with cocaine or other stimulants...
November 8, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114833/effect-of-a-single-dose-of-oral-opioid-and-nonopioid-analgesics-on-acute-extremity-pain-in-the-emergency-department-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Andrew K Chang, Polly E Bijur, David Esses, Douglas P Barnaby, Jesse Baer
Importance: The choice of analgesic to treat acute pain in the emergency department (ED) lacks a clear evidence base. The combination of ibuprofen and acetaminophen (paracetamol) may represent a viable nonopioid alternative. Objectives: To compare the efficacy of 4 oral analgesics. Design, Settings, and Participants: Randomized clinical trial conducted at 2 urban EDs in the Bronx, New York, that included 416 patients aged 21 to 64 years with moderate to severe acute extremity pain enrolled from July 2015 to August 2016...
November 7, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100223/using-pill-identification-calls-to-poison-centers-as-a-marker-of-drug-abuse-at-three-texas-military-bases
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Patrick C Ng, Joseph K Maddry, Daniel Sessions, Douglas J Borys, Vikhyat S Bebarta
OBJECTIVES: Opioid abuse is a growing problem in civilian communities, and it has developed in the military as well. Telephone calls to poison centers requesting pill identification (ID) is a marker of drug abuse. This study identifies the number of pill ID calls made to the poison centers from areas containing and surrounding three Texas military bases during an 8-year period. METHODS: We performed a retrospective observational study identifying calls to certified poison centers in Texas from 2002 to 2009 that identified hydrocodone tablets and other pain medications...
November 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092079/pharmacokinetics-and-abuse-potential-of-benzhydrocodone-a-novel-prodrug-of-hydrocodone-after-intranasal-administration-in-recreational-drug-users
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Travis C Mickle, Sven M Guenther, Andrew C Barrett, Kathryn Ann Roupe, Jing Zhou, Daniel Dickerson, Lynn R Webster
Objective: Developing an acetaminophen-free, immediate-release hydrocodone product remains an unmet medical need; however, new opioid analgesics should not introduce new abuse risks. Benzhydrocodone is a prodrug of hydrocodone that must be metabolized into hydrocodone by enzymes in the intestinal tract to optimally deliver its pharmacologic effects. This study evaluated the intranasal pharmacokinetics and abuse potential of benzhydrocodone active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) compared with hydrocodone bitartrate (HB) API...
October 28, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048972/new-persistent-opioid-use-among-patients-with-cancer-after-curative-intent-surgery
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Jay Soong-Jin Lee, Hsou Mei Hu, Anthony L Edelman, Chad M Brummett, Michael J Englesbe, Jennifer F Waljee, Jeffrey B Smerage, Jennifer J Griggs, Hari Nathan, Jacqueline S Jeruss, Lesly A Dossett
Purpose The current epidemic of prescription opioid misuse has increased scrutiny of postoperative opioid prescribing. Some 6% to 8% of opioid-naïve patients undergoing noncancer procedures develop new persistent opioid use; however, it is unknown if a similar risk applies to patients with cancer. We sought to define the risk of new persistent opioid use after curative-intent surgery, identify risk factors, and describe changes in daily opioid dose over time after surgery. Methods Using a national data set of insurance claims, we identified patients with cancer undergoing curative-intent surgery from 2010 to 2014...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048960/twitter-based-detection-of-illegal-online-sale-of-prescription-opioid
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Tim K Mackey, Janani Kalyanam, Takeo Katsuki, Gert Lanckriet
OBJECTIVES: To deploy a methodology accurately identifying tweets marketing the illegal online sale of controlled substances. METHODS: We first collected tweets from the Twitter public application program interface stream filtered for prescription opioid keywords. We then used unsupervised machine learning (specifically, topic modeling) to identify topics associated with illegal online marketing and sales. Finally, we conducted Web forensic analyses to characterize different types of online vendors...
December 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048952/increasing-availability-of-illicit-and-prescription-opioids-among-people-who-inject-drugs-in-a-canadian-setting-2010-2014
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Joel Ho, Kora DeBeck, M-J Milloy, Huiru Dong, Evan Wood, Thomas Kerr, Kanna Hayashi
BACKGROUND: Nonmedical use of prescription opioid and illicit opioid has been increasing at an alarming rate in North America over the past decade. OBJECTIVE: We sought to examine the temporal trends and correlates of the availability of illicit and prescription opioids among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Vancouver, Canada. METHODS: Data were derived from three prospective cohort studies of PWID in Vancouver between 2010 and 2014. In semiannual interviews, participants reported the availability of five sets of illicit and prescription opioids: (1) heroin; (2) Percocet (oxycodone/acetaminophen), Vicodin (hydrocodone/acetaminophen), or Demerol (meperidine); (3) Dilaudid (hydromorphone); (4) Morphine; (5) oxycontin/OxyNEO (controlled-release oxycodone)...
October 19, 2017: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032024/characteristics-of-self-inflicted-drug-overdose-deaths-in-north-carolina
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Anna E Austin, Scott K Proescholdbell, Kathleen E Creppage, Alex Asbun
BACKGROUND: Drug overdose mortality is a major public health concern in the United States, with prescription opioids contributing substantially to recent increases in drug overdose deaths. Compared to unintentional drug overdose deaths, relatively little data describes intentional self-inflicted drug overdose deaths (i.e., suicide by drug overdose). The aim of this study was to examine the characteristics of self-inflicted drug overdose deaths, overall and in comparison to unintentional drug overdose deaths...
October 10, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031302/fast-quantitation-of-opioid-isomers-in-human-plasma-by-differential-mobility-spectrometry-mass-spectrometry-via-spme-open-port-probe-sampling-interface
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Chang Liu, Germán Augusto Gómez-Ríos, Bradley B Schneider, J C Yves Le Blanc, Nathaly Reyes-Garcés, Don W Arnold, Thomas R Covey, Janusz Pawliszyn
Mass spectrometry (MS) based quantitative approaches typically require a thorough sample clean-up and a decent chromatographic step in order to achieve needed figures of merit. However, in most cases, such processes are not optimal for urgent assessments and high-throughput determinations. The direct coupling of solid phase microextraction (SPME) to MS has shown great potential to shorten the total sample analysis time of complex matrices, as well as to diminish potential matrix effects and instrument contamination...
October 23, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028417/opioid-prescription-trends-among-patients-with-cancer-referred-to-outpatient-palliative-care-over-a-6-year-period
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Ali Haider, Donna S Zhukovsky, Yee Choon Meng, Joseph Baidoo, Kimberson C Tanco, Holly A Stewart, Tonya Edwards, Manju P Joy, Leela Kuriakose, Zhanni Lu, Janet L Williams, Diane D Liu, Eduardo Bruera
INTRODUCTION: In the United States, opioid regulations have become increasingly stringent in recent years. Increased regulatory scrutiny, in part, is related to heightened awareness through literature and a recent media blitz on the opioid prescription epidemic. These regulations have the potential to impact prescription trends by health care providers. Our objective was to evaluate changes in the type and dose of opioid prescriptions among patients who are referred by oncologists to an outpatient palliative care clinic...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025138/relative-bioavailability-intranasal-abuse-potential-and-safety-of-benzhydrocodone-acetaminophen-compared-with-hydrocodone-bitartrate-acetaminophen-in-recreational-drug-abusers
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Sven M Guenther, Travis C Mickle, Andrew C Barrett, Kathryn Ann Roupe, Jing Zhou, Vincent Lam
Objectives: Benzhydrocodone is a hydrocodone prodrug that has been combined with acetaminophen (APAP) in a novel immediate-release analgesic. This study evaluated the relative bioavailability, intranasal abuse potential, and safety of benzhydrocodone/APAP compared with commercially available hydrocodone bitartrate (HB)/APAP. Design: Single-center, randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, two-part study comprising a Dose Selection (Part A) phase and a Main Study (Part B) phase...
August 25, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016880/evaluation-of-the-relative-intranasal-abuse-potential-of-a-hydrocodone-extended-release-tablet-formulated-with-abuse-deterrence-technology-in-nondependent-recreational-opioid-users
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Mary Bond, Kerri A Schoedel, Laura Rabinovich-Guilatt, Maciej Gasior, William Tracewell, Richard Malamut, Yuju Ma, Lynn R Webster
Objective: To assess the intranasal abuse potential of hydrocodone extended-release (ER) tablets developed with CIMA Abuse-Deterrence Technology compared with hydrocodone powder and hydrocodone bitartrate ER capsules (Zohydro ER, original formulation [HYD-OF]). Design: Single-dose, randomized, double-blind, quadruple-dummy, active- and placebo-controlled, crossover study. Setting: One US site. Subjects: Healthy, adult, nondependent, recreational opioid users...
June 14, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
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