opioid dependence

Eight ways doctors can address the opioid epidemicAs the opioid epidemic rages, doctors and hospitals should consider these tips and strategies employed by other organizations.
Four PBM programs poised to rein in the opioid epidemicPBMs are in a unique position to help curb opioid abuse. Here are four programs that demonstrate promising outcomes.
Healthcare leaders must step up to fix the opioid epidemicHealthcare executives have a unique leadership role to play in addressing the opioid crisis. Here’s what you need to do now.
Kentucky opioid program drops dispensing by 50%Howard Shaps, MD, senior medical director, WellCare of Kentucky, shares details about the Medicaid insurers’ pilot program designed to fight the opioid epidemic.
Payers strategize to manage opioid useHow managed care organizations manage opioid utilization and some of the limitations to those management strategies was a hot topic at the AMCP Annual Meeting.
Top strategies for incorporating PDMP data into physician work flowHow can physicians, already struggling to keep up with mounting regulations and larger patient loads, use PDMPs in more effective and efficient ways?
How data analytics combats the opioid epidemicDeaths due to opioid abuse have risen sharply—and show no signs of leveling off. Here’s how data analytics can prevent abuse and diversion.
Opinion: Hospital formularies can play key role in reducing opioid epidemicAdding non-opioid postsurgical options to hospital formularies should be a top consideration.
Study: Use of short-acting opioids decrease, long-acting opioids increaseExecutives need to increase awareness in the category and ensure prescribers are aware of CDC guidelines for opioid prescribing and the prescription drug monitoring programs.
Five ways you can help fight the opioid epidemicThe opioid crisis in the U.S. is a multidimensional problem requiring a multistakeholder solution.