opioid use disorder

Why are teens not being treated for opioid use disorders?While opioid use disorders among teens and young adults are increasing, the number of youths who receive medication to treat opioid use is decreasing, with significant inequalities among population types.
493% Increase in Opioid Use Disorder DiagnosesA new BCBS study finds that 21% of insured members filled at least one opioid script in 2015.
Insurer: No more prior auths for opioid addiction medsAs part of efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, Cigna removes prior authorization from medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.
Four developments helping address the opioid epidemicAs the opioid epidemic continues across the U.S., new treatment programs and guidelines could help reverse the trend.
Treatment of opioid use disorderAs problems with opioid use and abuse in the United States increasingly emerge to create what is being called a public health epidemic, clinicians are facing the great challenge of trying to provide optimal pain management for their patients while being mindful of the potential deleterious effects of the highly addictive opioids.
Part1: Recognition and referral to enhance recovery: The pharmacist’s role in managing opioid use disorder
Part1: Recognition and referral to enhance recovery: The pharmacist’s role in managing opioid use disorderThe goal of this program is to enhance knowledge and awareness of opioid use disorder in order to identify and effectively manage patients at risk of overdose.