10 Old Remedies You Wont Find on Pharmacy Shelves Today
10 Old Remedies You Wont Find on Pharmacy Shelves TodayNot too long ago, it seemed like anything could end up in a pharmacy—with disastrous (or sometimes just humorous) results.
DEA tightens fentanyl schedulingDue to the increased use of illicit fentanyl mixed with heroin and used in counterfeit prescription drugs, the DEA placed all illicit fentanyl analogues not already regulated by the Controlled Substances Act into Schedule I.
Knowing the OD's role in substance abuse
Knowing the OD's role in substance abuseThe significant healthcare dilemmas of substance use pose challenges to our society. Michael W. Ohlson, OD, FAAO, discusses an optometrist's role in substance abuse treatment.
Seven things to know about Express Scripts’ plan to limit opioidsAs President Trump declares the opioid epidemic “a national emergency,” a new opioid management program from Express Scripts will limit the number and strength of opioid drugs to first-time patients.
Fourteen things Trump needs to know about opioidsAs President Trump promises fight the opioid epidemic, here are 14 things experts want him to know.
Insurer: No more prior auths for opioid addiction medsAs part of efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, Cigna removes prior authorization from medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.
Top risk factors for opioid use disorder, overdoseIn 2014, nearly 2 million Americans met the diagnostic criteria for a past-year prescription opioid use disorder, and at least 14,000 people died from a prescription opioid overdose. Read about the top drivers and risk factors.
Can heroin use start with nonmedical opioid use? (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara explains key findings from a study published in Pediatrics. The study looked at whether children and adolescents who engage in nonmedical use of opioid medications are increasing their future risk of heroin use.
New data: Treating injection drug users with HCVNew study results show that people with chronic HCV who inject drugs and are on opioid agonist therapy respond well to an investigational therapy.
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.