opioid epidemic

How health execs can partner with pharmacists to address opioidsDirector of medication safety and quality for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists shares how providers can better work with pharmacists to address the opioid epidemic.
FDA takes tough stance on kids’ opioid cold medsFDA is taking its toughest stance yet on opioid-containing cough and cold medications for children.
FDA: Opioid Cold Meds Not Safe for Kids
FDA: Opioid Cold Meds Not Safe for KidsThe agency’s ruling also added an additional Boxed Warning.
Top 7 Challenges (and Opportunities) for Pharmacy in 2018
Top 7 Challenges (and Opportunities) for Pharmacy in 2018What’s the difference between a challenge and an opportunity? In 2018, for pharmacy, they may be the same thing.
Pharmacy Tech Brings U.S. Guidelines Overseas
Pharmacy Tech Brings U.S. Guidelines OverseasAir Force SSgt Mary Johnson was named the 2017 PTCB CPhT of the Year for her work.
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
Four PBM programs poised to rein in the opioid epidemicPBMs are in a unique position to help curb opioid abuse. Here are four programs that demonstrate promising outcomes.
Five key elements of successful local initiatives to combat the opioid crisisSuccessful community initiatives are creating systems of care that bridge multiple programs to provide coordinated services to individuals with substance use disorders. Here are five.
FDA: New assessment discourages morcellation for fibroidsAn updated review of evidence by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) underscores concerns expressed in 2014 by the agency about use of laparoscopic power morcellators (LPM) for treatment of uterine fibroids. Plus: Prescription habits show ob/gyns not well informed about opioids, according to a study. Also: Does ADHD medication use during pregnancy increase risk of congenital malformations?