medication-assisted treatment

FDA Plans to Expand Access to Certain OpioidsCommissioner Scott Gottlieb makes a departure from previous policy.
How Independent Pharmacies Are Combatting the Opioid Crisis
How Independent Pharmacies Are Combatting the Opioid CrisisPharmacists are uniquely poised to combat the opioid crisis. Here's what pharmacists (and Congress) can do about it.
FDA alters stance on opioid addiction drugs
FDA alters stance on opioid addiction drugsFDA is advising that these 2 opioid addiction medications should not be withheld from patients taking benzodiazepines or other drugs that depress the central nervous system.
FDA Okays Benzodiazepines and Medication-Assisted Opioid Addiction Treatment
FDA Okays Benzodiazepines and Medication-Assisted Opioid Addiction TreatmentA new communication says benzodiazepines can be used with buprenorphine or methadone, if carefully managed.
493% Increase in Opioid Use Disorder DiagnosesA new BCBS study finds that 21% of insured members filled at least one opioid script in 2015.
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.
More resources needed for medication-assisted treatmentInclude medication-assisted treatment high on the list of clinical tools used to treat opioid addiction.
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.
Opioid patients lack access to treatment
Opioid patients lack access to treatmentThere's a growing need for improved access to medication-assisted treatment among patients with opioid use disorder, according to a new study presented at the American Society of Addiction Medicine 47th Annual Conference.