Stories tagged: buprenorphine
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 10:53 p.m.
A program launching Monday at the Spokane County Jail aims to prevent inmates from dying of opioid withdrawal.
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 5:51 a.m.
Spokane County has eliminated two of the biggest barriers for people seeking treatment for heroin and opiate addiction.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 5 a.m.
A doctor at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center launched a study this summer to give opiate addicts Suboxone before they left the hospital ER. The approach has been shown in …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 6:31 a.m.
More Americans will now have access to a drug that could help treat their opioid addiction, Sylvia Burwell, U.S. secretary of health and human services, announced Tuesday, even as she …
Thu., May 26, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
Federal health officials have approved an innovative new option for Americans addicted to heroin and painkillers: a drug-oozing implant that curbs craving and withdrawal symptoms for six months at a …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 1:52 p.m.
A new weapon to fight heroin and painkiller addiction could be on the way – an implant that goes in a recovering addict’s arm to deliver a drug that quells …