Year: 2013

Law enforcement attitudes toward overdose prevention and response

Authors: Green, T. C.; Zaller, N.; Palacious, W.; Case, P., et al. Drug & Alcohol Dependence , Volume 133 , Issue 2 , 677 – 684, December 1, 2013 Abstract Background Law enforcement is often the first to respond to medical emergencies in the community, including overdose. Due to the nature of their job, officers have also… Read more »

Emergency department utilization among recently released prisoners: a retrospective cohort study

Authors: Frank, J. W.; Andrews, C. M.; Green, T. C.; Samuels, A., et al. BMC Emergency Medicine, 2013 13:16, Abstract The population of ex-prisoners returning to their communities is large. Morbidity and mortality is increased during the period following release. Understanding utilization of emergency services by this population may inform interventions to reduce adverse outcomes. We examined Emergency… Read more »

Netsmart and Inflexxion Partner to Provide Integrated Addiction Severity Index-Multimedia Version (ASI-MV) and EHR Solution

Media contact: Jeannette Pforr Director of Marketing Inflexxion, Inc. T (617) 332 6028 x225 One organization reports 76 percent cost savings in ASI-MV assessments and effective integration with their EHR Overland Park, Kan., October 29, 2013 – Netsmart, the leading provider of clinical solutions for health and human services organizations nationwide, and Inflexxion, creator… Read more »

Shortening the Current Opioid Misuse Measure via computer-based testing: a retrospective proof-of-concept study

Authors: Finkelman, M. D.; Kulich, R. J.; Zoukhri, D.; Smits, N.; Butler, S. F. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 2013, 13:126, Abstract Background The Current Opioid Misuse Measure (COMM) is a self-report questionnaire designed to help identify aberrant drug-related behavior in respondents who have been prescribed opioids for chronic pain. The full-length form of the COMM consists of 17… Read more »

Inflexxion Partners with Hazelden to Offer Behavioral Health Assessment Tools to Organizations

Media contact: Jeannette Pforr Director of Marketing Inflexxion, Inc. T (617) 332 6028 x225 Strategic tools ASI-MV and CHAT measure treatment outcomes and monitor progress NEWTON, MA (September 4, 2013) – Inflexxion, creator of online behavioral health assessment programs including the Addiction Severity Index-Multimedia Version (ASI-MV®) and Comprehensive Health Assessment for Teens (CHAT®), has partnered… Read more »

Collaboration or Coercion? Partnering to Divert Prescription Opioid Medications

Authors: Green, T. C.; Bowman, S. E.; Ray, M.; Zaller, N., et al. Journal of Urban Health, August 2013, Volume 90, Issue 4, pp 758–767 Abstract Diversion of prescription opioids is a widespread problem in the USA. While “doctor shopping” and pill brokering are well-described types of medication diversion, we sought to understand the social dynamic of diversion of prescription opioids… Read more »

For Northern Michigan Substance Abuse Services, technology pays off

    Case study Northern Michigan Substance Abuse Services, Inc. (NMSAS) is a nonprofit agency that coordinates and oversees the delivery of substance abuse services – including prevention, methadone maintenance, sub-acute detoxification, outpatient, and short- and long-term residential treatment – to low-income clients in 30 Michigan counties. In 2012, NMSAS oversaw a total of 6,585… Read more »

Spanish Translation and Linguistic Validation of the Screener and Opioid Assessment for Patients with Pain-Revised (SOAPP-R)

Authors: Butler, S. F.; Zacharoff, K. L.; Budman, S. H.; Jamison, R. N., et al. Pain Medicine, Volume 14, Issue 7, July 2013, Pages 1032–1038 Abstract Introduction. Given the increase in misuse and abuse of prescription opioids, clinicians clearly benefit from a standardized tool to screen patients being considered for chronic opioid therapy. The Screener and Opioid… Read more »

The Feasibility of Pharmacy-Based Naloxone Distribution Interventions: A Qualitative Study With Injection Drug Users and Pharmacy Staff in Rhode Island

Authors: Zaller, N.; Yokell, M. A.; Green, T. C. Substance Use & Misuse, Volume 48, 2013 – Issue 8 Abstract This study analyzed qualitative data from a Rapid Policy Assessment and Response project to assess the feasibility of a potential pharmacy-based naloxone intervention to reduce opioid overdose mortality among injection drug users (IDUs). We conducted in-depth,… Read more »

Abuse of Reformulated OPANA® ER: early findings from NAVIPPRO® data

Theresa A. Cassidy, MPH, Emily C. McNaughton, MPH , Kimberly Lobo, MPH , Simon H. Budman, PhD, Stephen F. Butler, PhD Presented at American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), Chicago, IL, April 25-27th, 2013  See our poster for “Abuse of Reformulated OPANA® ER: early findings from NAVIPPRO® data” here Abstract Summary: Reformulated extended release (ER) oxymorphone (OPANA… Read more »