Year: 2012

Nonmedical Use and Diversion of ADHD Stimulants Among U.S. Adults Ages 18-49

Authors: Cassidy, T. A.; Varughese, S.; Russo, L.; Budman, S. H., et al. Journal of Attention Disorders, Volume: 19 issue: 7, page(s): 630-640 Article first published online: December 26, 2012 Abstract Objective: Evaluate nonmedical use (NMU) of ADHD prescription stimulants (Ritalin®, Adderall®, Adderall® XR, Concerta®, and Vyvanse®) in a U.S. adult general population sample. Method: In all, 10,000 adults (aged 18-49)… Read more »

Inflexxion Study Finds Reformulated Extended-Release Oxycodone Abuse Rates are Significantly Lower than Original Extended-Release Oxycodone

Inflexxion Study Finds Reformulated Extended-Release Oxycodone Abuse Rates are Significantly Lower than Original Extended-Release Oxycodone Inflexxion’s NAVIPPRO data indicate the tamper resistant reformulation results in less abuse by injection and snorting Aims of this study were to assess 1) whether the rates of abuse of extended-release (ER) oxycodone (OxyContin®) decline following introduction of reformulated ER… Read more »

How does use of a prescription monitoring program change medical practice?

Based on a recent study, our team has published an article in “Pain Medicine” titled, “How does use of a prescription monitoring program change medical practice?” To access the full text, click here. Abstract OBJECTIVES: To assess differences in prescription monitoring program (PMP) use between two states with different PMP accessibility (Connecticut [CT] and Rhode… Read more »

Change in prescription opioid abuse after introduction of an abuse deterrent formulation

Theresa A. Cassidy, MPH, Emily C. McNaughton, MPH , Stephen F. Butler, PhD, Simon H. Budman, PhD Presented at PAINWeek 2012 See our poster for “Change in prescription opioid abuse after introduction of an abuse deterrent formulation” here Abstract OBJECTIVE: The reformulation of oxycodone hydrochloride controlled-release (CR) tablets in August 2010 created a natural experiment… Read more »

Differences in rates of abuse and routes of administration for original and reformulated extended-release oxycodone among individuals assessed for substance abuse

S.F. Butler, H. Chilcoat, T.A. Cassidy, R.A. Black, C. Landau, S.H. Budman, P. Coplan Presented at IASP Milan 2012 See our poster for “Differences in rates of abuse and routes of administration for original and reformulated extended-release oxycodone among individuals assessed for substance abuse” here Abstract Oxycodone hydrochloride controlled-release, also known as extended-release oxycodone (ER oxycodone),… Read more »

Inflexxion Launches New Feature for ASI-MV and CHAT, the Client Offsite Interview

Media contact: Jeannette Pforr Director of Marketing Inflexxion, Inc. T (617) 332 6028 x225 jpforr@inflexxion.com New feature allows behavioral health facilities the ability to offer client intake and follow-up assessments at home NEWTON, MA (August 29, 2012) – Inflexxion, creator of online behavioral health assessment programs including Addiction Severity Index-Multimedia Version (ASI-MV®) and Comprehensive Health… Read more »

Results of a Pilot Study to Investigate Community College Student Perceptions of the Value of an Online Health-Risk Reduction Program

Based on a recent study, our team has published an article in “Community College Journal of Research and Practice” titled, “Results of a Pilot Study to Investigate Community College Student Perceptions of the Value of an Online Health-Risk Reduction Program.” To access the full text, click here. Abstract Health is associated with academic success. Universal,… Read more »

Measuring online endorsement of prescription opioids abuse: an integrative methodology.

Based on a recent study, our team has published an article in “Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety” titled “Measuring online endorsement of prescription opioids abuse: an integrative methodology.” For access to the full text, click here. Abstract PURPOSE: The ability to track prescription opioid abusers’ endorsement of compounds may be valuable in forecasting abuser’s preferences. We… Read more »

Limiting options: Sex ratios, incarceration rates and sexual risk behavior among people on probation and parole

Based on a recent study, our team has published an article in the “Sexually Transmitted Diseases” journal titled, “Limiting options: Sex ratios, incarceration rates and sexual risk behavior among people on probation and parole.” To access the full text, click here. Abstract BACKGROUND: To investigate how incarceration may affect risk of acquiring HIV and other… Read more »

Collaborative behavioral management among parolees: Effects on substance use, crime and re-arrest in the Step’N Out Experiment

Based on a recent study, our team has published an article in “Addiction” titled, “Collaborative behavioral management among parolees: Effects on substance use, crime and re-arrest in the Step’N Out Experiment.” To access the full text, click here. Abstract Aims To determine whether collaborative behavioral management (CBM) reduces substance use, crime and re-arrest among drug-involved… Read more »