opioid addiction

Lack of interoperability contributes to opioid epidemicA coalition is pushing for interoperability advances that it believes could help curb the opioid epidemic. Here’s what it is fighting for.
Four pain management programs curbing the opioid epidemicFrom State-led programs to innovative pharmacist-hospital partnerships, these programs are fighting to quell the epidemic.
FDA takes tough stance on kids’ opioid cold medsFDA is taking its toughest stance yet on opioid-containing cough and cold medications for children.
Four health programs successfully fight the opioid epidemicShocking opioid overdose statistics make it crucial to address the epidemic. Here are four programs to watch
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.
FDA approves first once-monthly injection for opioid abuseSoon after FDA approved a novel device to treat opioid use disorder, FDA approved the first and only once-monthly injectable buprenorphine formulation to treat moderate to severe opioid use disorder (OUD).
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.
Program uses provider, patient incentives to fight opioid epidemicProviders are coming up short when it comes to HEDIS measures related to substance abuse. Here’s how one health plan is changing that.
Two opioid use disorder drug developments to watchNew physician-administered therapies on the horizon may help rein in the opioid epidemic.