• Can ID Clinics Be Medical Home for Opioid Abusers?

    1 month ago - By MedPageToday

    Infectious disease clinics see many patients whose illnesses developed as a result of injection drug use. Now a program in Kentucky is expanding ID clinics' role for these patients to include treating their opioid use disorders...
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  • Program provides ‘proof of concept' that ID clinicians can treat opioid use disorder

    Program provides ‘proof of concept' that ID clinicians can treat opioid use disorder

    1 month ago - By Healio

    A program implemented in Kentucky - one of the states hit hardest by the opioid epidemic - provided “proof of concept” that infectious disease providers can help treat patients with opioid use disorder, researchers reported at IDWeek.
    Sarah R. Blevins, PharmD, an HIV clinical pharmacist at University of Kentucky HealthCare, and colleagues implemented a multidisciplinary intervention in the University of Kentucky division of infectious diseases to improve access to medication-assisted treatment for patients with opioid use disorder.
    The results came as some
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