opioid access

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.
Physicians react to surgeon general’s opioid plea
Physicians react to surgeon general’s opioid pleaIn what is believed to be the first such action by someone holding his post, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, is sending a letter to the nation’s 2.3 million prescribing physicians urging them to help solve the growing opioid epidemic.
Opioid use for chronic pain: The debate goes onA champion of pain patients and a proponent of limited opioid access talk about the issues in a genial debate.