opioid

Risk management lessons from an opioid trial
Risk management lessons from an opioid trialThe use of opioid medications to treat pain is at a watershed moment in the United States.
Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Rexista Makes Misusers Blue—LiterallyHow one opioid abuse deterrent could make it easy to identify misuse.
Four health systems develop opioid mitigation programsAlternatives to opioids programs emerge as viable tools to mitigate the crisis.
New state laws let patients refuse opioid prescriptionsFour states have passed laws allowing patients to insert directives into their medical records saying they refuse their physicians’ prescriptions for opioids.
FDA Orders Stop Sale of PainkillerThe first opioid taken off the shelves because of potential abuse.
Pain is not the fifth vital sign
Pain is not the fifth vital signAfter years of exaggeration, misinformation and a national epidemic of opioid and heroin abuse, the nation is finally coming to terms with the fact that pain is not the fifth vital sign.
Cherokee Nation Sues CVS, Walgreens, and Others Over Opioids
Cherokee Nation Sues CVS, Walgreens, and Others Over OpioidsDid major chain pharmacies and distributors contribute to the opioid epidemic in Oklahoma?
Is $485 million enough to end the opioid epidemic?
Is $485 million enough to end the opioid epidemic?The HHS is giving out greatly needed funds, but money alone may not be enough.
Pharmacists and Patients Worry About Naloxone Dispensing
Pharmacists and Patients Worry About Naloxone DispensingNaloxone is available, but is it actually being used?
Alternatives to Opioids
Alternatives to OpioidsHow Trinity Health and Pacira are minimizing opioid use.