January 17, 2023
X-Waiver No Longer Required to Treat Opioid Use Disorder
In DEA guidance released in Jan 2023, an X-Waiver is no longer required to treat patients with buprenorphine for opioid use disorder. ACEP has more details about treatment options and training requir...
December 20, 2022
Funding Available for PACED Accreditation
Interested in seeking PACED accreditation for your site? ACEP has funding to accredit up to 50 EDs over the next two years.
June 1, 2022
Colorado Naloxone Project - 2022 Annual Report
The Colorado Naloxone Project is an ambitious effort to address the opioid overdose crisis and improve quality of care for patients at risk of overdose. Their goal is for all Colorado hospitals and em...
April 26, 2022
Opioid Prescription Reduction After Implementation of a Feedback Program in a National Emergency Department Group
Study objective: Reducing excessive opioid prescribing in emergency departments (ED) may prevent opioid addiction. We evaluated the largest personalized feedback and peer comparison intervention to d...
April 19, 2022
Personalized Feedback Can Reduce Opioid Prescribing Rates, New Study Shows
WASHINGTON, D.C.—While drug overdose deaths reached an all-time high in 2021, opioid prescribing by physicians and clinicians dropped significantly in emergency departments that prioritized personaliz...
February 16, 2022
Texas to Receive $1.167 Billion in Opioid Agreement, AG Paxton Says
Funds to be used for treatment, recovery services and to combat the ongoing opioid crisis
February 1, 2022
Factors Associated With Opioid Overdose After an Initial Opioid Prescription, January 2022
What factors are associated with an increased risk for opioid overdose after the initial opioid prescription to a previously opioid-naive individual?
December 2, 2021
New Study Identifies Gaps in Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder as Overdose Emergencies Soar
Opioid overdose deaths have reached record highs and emergency physicians have a vital role in potentially saving these patients by prescribing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) such as buprenorphin...
November 17, 2021
U.S. Overdose Deaths Hit New Level — But NJ Bucks the Trend – NBC New York
Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center in Patterson, New Jersey is taking a progressive approach to drug addiction. NBC New York’s Pat Battle reports.
August 12, 2021
ACEP21 Pain and Addiction Care in the ED (PACED) Accreditation
View the webinar held at ACEP21 for a live discussion followed by Q & A with leading experts in pain and addiction emergency care.
March 16, 2021
PACED overview video with Dr. Alexis LaPietra
Watch a PACED overview video with Dr. Alexis LaPietra.
March 16, 2021
Accreditation Program Elevates Pain and Addiction Care in the ED
Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, frontline providers were confronting an epidemic of patients struggling with opioid use disorders (OUD). It appears the pandemic has exacerbated the problem, with ri...