43 papers this round, and there are some goodies in here for sure (don't miss #38!). Given the number and varied issues addressed, I divided them up into topic areas and, given the number on naloxone, I divided up the naloxone topic areas as well.
1) Co-prescription of naloxone as a Universal Precautions model for patients on chronic opioid therapy-Observational study.
Takeda MY, Katzman JG, Dole E, Bennett MH, Alchbli A, Duhigg D, Yonas H.
Subst Abus. 2016 Apr 19:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
Comment: A pilot of naloxone co-prescribing.
2) Attitudes Toward Naloxone Prescribing in Clinical Settings: A Qualitative Study of Patients Prescribed High Dose Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain.
Mueller SR, Koester S, Glanz JM, Gardner EM, Binswanger IA.
J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print]
Comment: Shows that naloxone for patients prescribed opioids must be appropriately framed.
3) Acceptability of Naloxone Co-Prescription Among Primary Care Providers Treating Patients on Long-Term Opioid Therapy for Pain.
Behar E, Rowe C, Santos GM, Coffa D, Turner C, Santos NC, Coffin PO.
J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Nov 4. [Epub ahead of print]
Comment: When actually implemented, providers really like adding naloxone to opioid-related care. One of five papers out of the Naloxone for Opioid Safety Evaluation of a naloxone co-prescribing study in San Francisco.