opioid drugs

493% Increase in Opioid Use Disorder DiagnosesA new BCBS study finds that 21% of insured members filled at least one opioid script in 2015.
Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Rexista Makes Misusers Blue—LiterallyHow one opioid abuse deterrent could make it easy to identify misuse.
Four health systems develop opioid mitigation programsAlternatives to opioids programs emerge as viable tools to mitigate the crisis.
Small Doses: Pharmacy News Featuring Vaccine Skeptics, an Aspirin-Cancer Link, and More
Small Doses: Pharmacy News Featuring Vaccine Skeptics, an Aspirin-Cancer Link, and MoreEasy-to-swallow bits of news from around the world of pharmacy.
CE: Pharmacist Perspective on the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
CE: Pharmacist Perspective on the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
How data analytics combats the opioid epidemicDeaths due to opioid abuse have risen sharply—and show no signs of leveling off. Here’s how data analytics can prevent abuse and diversion.
DEA slashes opioid drug productionThe US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has reduced the amount of almost every Schedule II opiate and opioid medication that may be manufactured in the US by 25% or more.
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.
How four health plans are fighting the opioid epidemic
How four health plans are fighting the opioid epidemicFrom new outreach programs to multidisciplinary teams, here are some new strategies health plans are employing to fight the opioid epidemic