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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.
Fourteen things Trump needs to know about opioidsAs President Trump promises fight the opioid epidemic, here are 14 things experts want him to know.
Pharmacists and Patients Worry About Naloxone Dispensing
Pharmacists and Patients Worry About Naloxone DispensingNaloxone is available, but is it actually being used?
New CDC Study Finds Shocking Rates of Overdose DeathsA new CDC study shows that drug overdose deaths have been on the rise and are likely to keep rising.
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.
PDMPS: An effective but underutilized resource for prescribersMCOs are going to have to step up their efforts to impact the growing opioid epidemic in this country.
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.
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.
New payer trends for opioids coincide with epidemicA new study examines payer payment shifts for opioids.
More young white males dying from drug overdosesIt is young white males who are dying from drug overdoses in the U.S., according to a New York Times analysis of death certificates.