opioid overdose

Fourteen things Trump needs to know about opioidsAs President Trump promises fight the opioid epidemic, here are 14 things experts want him to know.
Top risk factors for opioid use disorder, overdoseIn 2014, nearly 2 million Americans met the diagnostic criteria for a past-year prescription opioid use disorder, and at least 14,000 people died from a prescription opioid overdose. Read about the top drivers and risk factors.
Opioids: A pediatric epidemicOpioid use is now a significant problem for the pediatrician and the families served in pediatric practices. Whereas patients with a prior history of drug use, misuse, or suspicions of drug misuse have long been studied, monitored, screened, and treated for adverse outcomes, opioid-naïve patients with legitimate medical reasons for opioid prescriptions may represent a greater risk for opioid complications.
Quit stigmatizing naloxoneEpinephrine saves lives. So does naloxone. Why are they regarded differently?
Pharmacists should get training in naloxone use nowPharmacists are the most accessible healthcare resource. Once trained in naloxone use, we can train our patients in all aspects of opioid use. This will make a difference.
Solutions to the ongoing opioid epidemic take shape"Naloxone should be the fire extinguisher in the home of everyone who is at risk."
Combating the growing opioid epidemic with the “rescue shot”The movement to get naloxone into the hands of first responders, drug users, and their family members has found increasing support in state legislatures.
Balancing opioid benefits, dangersOpioids are powerful clinical tools that effectively treat pain and have a place in therapy, but it can be difficult to manage the dangers. Here's a look at some of the abuse-deterrent drugs on the horizon.
Health plans share best practices to combat opioid abuseThe Association for Community Affiliated Plans recently convened 13 plans to take on together the issue of prescription drug abuse.
First nasal spray helps with drug overdosesManufactured by Adapt Pharma, Narcan is the first FDA-approved nasal spray version of naloxone hydrochloride, a life-saving medication that can stop or reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Up until now, naloxone has only been available in an injectable form.