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Fourteen things Trump needs to know about opioidsAs President Trump promises fight the opioid epidemic, here are 14 things experts want him to know.
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.
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.
Top 6 new facts on drug overdosesDeaths from drug overdoses are the leading cause of injury death in the United States, ahead of deaths linked to motor vehicles and firearms, according to the new 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA), released by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Pharmacy school creates website to track overdose deathsThe University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy School has developed a website that will track drug overdoses in some Pennsylvania counties.
[BLOG]: Examining US prescription opiates utilization trendsThe findings of a new research report from Express Scripts on the use of prescription opiates in the United States indicate that physicians are being more cautious about prescribing pain medications.1 The report shows both a drop in the short-term use of opioids and stabilization in the number of patients using these medications longer term.
Opioid overdose deaths soaring in NYCDrug overdose deaths in New York City increased by 41% from 2010 to 2013, with more than three quarters of the deaths involving an opioid, according to a report from the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Pharmacist pleads guilty in overdose deathA Montana pharmacist recently pled guilty to federal charges that he illegally distributed Vicodin and other drugs that resulted in the overdose death of a 24-year-old woman, according to the Associated Press.