drug addiction

FDA takes tough stance on kids’ opioid cold medsFDA is taking its toughest stance yet on opioid-containing cough and cold medications for children.
Two opioid use disorder drug developments to watchNew physician-administered therapies on the horizon may help rein in the opioid epidemic.
Reader Response
Reader ResponseA Letter to the Editor about our recent article on opioid addiction.
P4P programs feasible in addiction settingsAlcohol and drug dependency treatment goals can tied to an insurer’s pay-for-performance incentive program. Here’s how.
Will price impede recently approved implant for opioid addicts?Probuphine implant could be a new option for addicts if obstacles, such as price, don’t get in the way.
Health plans share best practices to combat opioid abuseThe Association for Community Affiliated Plans recently convened 13 plans to take on together the issue of prescription drug abuse.
WV. court rules drug addicts can sue pharmacistsWest Virginia Supreme Court justices recently ruled that people who illegally abuse prescribed drugs could sue the doctors who prescribed the drugs and pharmacists that dispensed them.
A health plan tackles opioid addiction
A health plan tackles opioid addictionBlue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has taken big steps to curb the growing opioid addiction problem.
When opiate abuse complicates pregnancyDrug abuse during pregnancy has become more common in recent years. Here's how to intervene in a way that will most benefit both mother and baby.
Fired pharmacist sues Wal-Mart over job policyA Washington State pharmacist has filed suit against Wal-Mart, claiming the giant retailer hired him with knowledge of his past drug addiction and license suspension, then later fired him because of that same history.