A Solution to the Opioid Crisis? March 06, 2017 By Nicholas Hamm A new study finds that patients many patients prefer cannabis to prescribed opioids. Rite Aid, Albertsons Expand Naloxone Access February 28, 2017 By Christine Blank Rite Aid and Albertsons expand naloxone Access, hoping to curb the opioid epidemic. Small Doses: The news you need to be the best A look at four important drug studies and stories that you need to know about. Ten ways the FDA is addressing the opioid epidemic February 11, 2017 By Aubrey Westgate Scott Winiecki, MD, of the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, shares how the FDA is working to address the opioid epidemic. Is electronic prescribing a potential solution to the opioid crisis? January 10, 2017 By Ken Terry Only two states mandate e-prescribing controlled substances, but most physicians can use it now Opinion: Hospital formularies can play key role in reducing opioid epidemic December 21, 2016 By T.J. Gan MD Adding non-opioid postsurgical options to hospital formularies should be a top consideration. AAP recommends against codeine use October 20, 2016 By Rachael Zimlich RN The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is no longer recommending codeine use in children because it can be either ineffective or too effective—leading to respiratory depression and even death. Divided Congress comes together to fight opioid abuse October 10, 2016 By John Frank octors groups are applauding newly-approved national legislation to fight opioid abuse while calling for more funds to implement many of the bill’s programs. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA) passed both houses of Congress in July after Democrats backed off their demands that higher levels of funding be included in the bill.