opioid epidemic

Proper Med Disposal Is Even More Important Than You ThinkA huge number of opioids go unused. So where do they go?
The opioid pain reliever epidemicThe aim of this article is to educate ob/gyns about what not to do for acute and chronic pain, in the hope that increased awareness will help us prevent suffering and loss of life from opioid pain relievers.
Trump declares Opioid ‘National Emergency’: 3 healthcare impactsExperts share how the declaration could affect how the opioid epidemic is managed.
Top 7 Weirdest Pharmacy Robberies
Top 7 Weirdest Pharmacy RobberiesRobberies are never a good thing, but sometimes they make for the craziest stories.
Pharmacy Owner Convicted in Opioids CaseAn opioid scheme ends in prison and hefty fines.
Seven things to know about Express Scripts’ plan to limit opioidsAs President Trump declares the opioid epidemic “a national emergency,” a new opioid management program from Express Scripts will limit the number and strength of opioid drugs to first-time patients.
New Bill Could Force E-prescribing
New Bill Could Force E-prescribingLegislators say it will help ease the problem, but the NCPA says it’s just one part of the solution.
Express Scripts Limits Opioid Prescriptions
Express Scripts Limits Opioid PrescriptionsThe PBM giant is cutting down on the number of opioids new patients can buy.
How Cigna reduced opioid use 12% in 12 monthsManaged Healthcare Executive (MHE) recently spoke with Cigna’s Chief Medical Officer for Behavioral Health Doug Nemecek, MD, about Cigna’s efforts, outcomes, and how it plans to reach its goal
How medical schools are responding to the opioid epidemicAs the opioid epidemic rages, up-and-coming physicians are seen as part of the solution. Here’s how medical schools are changing their training programs.