opioid epidemic

FDA clears first opioid withdrawal deviceFDA granted a new indication to a device that can help reduce the symptoms of withdrawal from the prescription pain drugs.
NACDS Endorses Improvements to Drug Monitoring ProgramsNACDS is supporting the MONITOR Act to help curb opioid abuse.
FDA advisors recommend 2 opioid use disorder drugsTwo opioid use disorder drugs have been recommended for approval by FDA committees.
Don’t let your tools to curb the opioid epidemic go to wasteNew public opinion survey about opioid use from Prime Therapeutics has surprising results.
Community Pharmacists Praise New Opioid Measures
Community Pharmacists Praise New Opioid MeasuresIn the war against the opioid epidemic, pharmacists are excited about their seat at the table.
Pharmacist Sentenced to Prison for Oxycodone Scheme
Pharmacist Sentenced to Prison for Oxycodone SchemeThe scheme made him hundreds of thousands of dollars—and prison time.
Activists: drugmakers, distributors liable for opioids abuseSoon after President Donald Trump announced declared the opioid abuse crisis a “public health emergency," shareholder activist groups said they aim to hold drug manufacturers and distributors liable for their part in the crisis.
FDA Plans to Expand Access to Certain OpioidsCommissioner Scott Gottlieb makes a departure from previous policy.
McKesson Supports Opioid Limits
McKesson Supports Opioid LimitsAnother large company pledges its support for helping to fight the opioid epidemic.
Study: Formularies may be key to alleviating opioid epidemicNew Yale University research offers stunning findings about drug formulary coverage and prescribing opioids.