opioid access

Lack of interoperability contributes to opioid epidemicA coalition is pushing for interoperability advances that it believes could help curb the opioid epidemic. Here’s what it is fighting for.
Why Walmart Thinks a Gel Could Stop Opioid Abuse
Why Walmart Thinks a Gel Could Stop Opioid AbuseHow a gel could prevent opioid abuse and get pharmacists more involved.
Eight ways doctors can address the opioid epidemicAs the opioid epidemic rages, doctors and hospitals should consider these tips and strategies employed by other organizations.
Four health programs successfully fight the opioid epidemicShocking opioid overdose statistics make it crucial to address the epidemic. Here are four programs to watch
Healthcare leaders must step up to fix the opioid epidemicHealthcare executives have a unique leadership role to play in addressing the opioid crisis. Here’s what you need to do now.
Kentucky opioid program drops dispensing by 50%Howard Shaps, MD, senior medical director, WellCare of Kentucky, shares details about the Medicaid insurers’ pilot program designed to fight the opioid epidemic.
Trump declares Opioid ‘National Emergency’: 3 healthcare impactsExperts share how the declaration could affect how the opioid epidemic is managed.
Top strategies for incorporating PDMP data into physician work flowHow can physicians, already struggling to keep up with mounting regulations and larger patient loads, use PDMPs in more effective and efficient ways?
Study: Use of short-acting opioids decrease, long-acting opioids increaseExecutives need to increase awareness in the category and ensure prescribers are aware of CDC guidelines for opioid prescribing and the prescription drug monitoring programs.
Five ways you can help fight the opioid epidemicThe opioid crisis in the U.S. is a multidimensional problem requiring a multistakeholder solution.