opioid abuse

America’s self-inflicted opioid crisis
America’s self-inflicted opioid crisisIn the last few years, drug overdoses led by opioids have become the leading cause of accidental deaths, eclipsing that of automobile crashes and violence.
New Bill Could Force E-prescribing
New Bill Could Force E-prescribingLegislators say it will help ease the problem, but the NCPA says it’s just one part of the solution.
Express Scripts Limits Opioid Prescriptions
Express Scripts Limits Opioid PrescriptionsThe PBM giant is cutting down on the number of opioids new patients can buy.
How Cigna reduced opioid use 12% in 12 monthsManaged Healthcare Executive (MHE) recently spoke with Cigna’s Chief Medical Officer for Behavioral Health Doug Nemecek, MD, about Cigna’s efforts, outcomes, and how it plans to reach its goal
Abuse-Deterrent Opioids Aren’t Effective
Abuse-Deterrent Opioids Aren’t EffectiveNew research suggests that the latest trend in opioids may not be so helpful.
Isn't it time for a 21st Century Pain assessment?The evaluation of pain is extremely difficult due to its subjective nature. We need to move to an evaluation of acute pain that not only takes the patient’s perception into account, but also, for the first time, incorporates objective measures of pain into a global assessment matrix.
DEA wants to slash opioid productionThe Drug Enforcement Administration wants to slash the production of opioid painkillers by 20% in 2018.
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.
Risk management lessons from an opioid trial
Risk management lessons from an opioid trialThe use of opioid medications to treat pain is at a watershed moment in the United States.
How Should Opioid Addiction Be Treated?As the opioid crisis worsens, debates rage about the best methods to combat it.