Buprenorphine initiation in the ER found safe and effective for individuals with opioid use disorder taking fentanyl

News item Thursday, March 30, 2023 With historically high overdose death rates in the US, multi-site NIH research confirms the importance of continued, uninterrupted access to addiction medication. To learn more about substance and mental health treatment programs in your area, call the toll-free and confidential National Helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit www.FindTreatment.gov. Results from … Read more

Ethiopia drops bid to end UN-mandated Tigray abuses probe early – sources

GENEVA, March 23 (Reuters) – Ethiopia has dropped a draft motion seeking an early end to a UN-mandated investigative inquiry into the Tigray war, diplomats and observers told Reuters, under pressure from Western countries. The International Commission for Ethiopia, the only independent investigation into the two-year conflict between Ethiopia’s military and troops in the northern … Read more

Thousands protest in Belgrade against the Western-backed Serbia-Kosovo deal

BELGRADE, March 17 (Reuters) – Several thousand people gathered in Belgrade to protest a Western-backed deal to normalize ties between Kosovo and Serbia, which they see as a recognition of Kosovo’s independence. The Serbian constitution considers Kosovo to be an integral part of its territory, even though it declared independence in 2008 with support from … Read more