drug overdoses

Top 10 states with the worst drug problemsWalletHub released a study comparing 50 states and the District in terms of 15 key metrics, ranging from arrest and overdose rates to opioid prescriptions and meth-lab incidents per capita.
Fourteen things Trump needs to know about opioidsAs President Trump promises fight the opioid epidemic, here are 14 things experts want him to know.
Opinion: Substance use disorder privacy law limits both payers, prescribersTwo University of Massachusetts Medical School pharmacists make the case to reform or align 42 CFR Part 2 with HIPAA to better serve patients with substance use disorder.
New CDC Study Finds Shocking Rates of Overdose DeathsA new CDC study shows that drug overdose deaths have been on the rise and are likely to keep rising.
Benzos linked to adverse health eventsThe death rate from overdoses involving benzodiazepines, a class of sedatives that includes Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin, has increased more than four-fold since 1996, according to a study appearing online in the American Journal of Public Health.
Study: Link between CS score and costsPrime Therapeutics has studied the costs and clinical events relationship among their members using a controlled substances (CS) score algorithm that identifies potential overuse/abuse of opioids/controlled substances.
Top 6 new facts on drug overdosesDeaths from drug overdoses are the leading cause of injury death in the United States, ahead of deaths linked to motor vehicles and firearms, according to the new 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA), released by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Rx overdoses declining in OklahomaThe number of Oklahoma residents who died last year from prescription drug overdoses dipped slightly, which some state officials believe is an indication that some of its drug-abuse prevention efforts may be succeeding.
Lessons learned from one state’s drug crackdown initiativesStudy: Florida’s tougher drug laws and monitoring program is positively impacting opioid prevention efforts.
Top 4 new prescription opioid abuse factsPrescription opioid use disorders and deaths increased for the most recent 10 years tracked, even though the percentage of non-medical use of prescription opioids decreased, according to a new study.