opioid abuse

Pain is not the fifth vital sign
Pain is not the fifth vital signAfter years of exaggeration, misinformation and a national epidemic of opioid and heroin abuse, the nation is finally coming to terms with the fact that pain is not the fifth vital sign.
Fourteen things Trump needs to know about opioidsAs President Trump promises fight the opioid epidemic, here are 14 things experts want him to know.
Reader Response
Reader ResponseA Letter to the Editor about our recent article on opioid addiction.
How Pharmacists Can Lead an Opioid Exit Plan
How Pharmacists Can Lead an Opioid Exit PlanManaging post-op pain is a team effort—and who better to lead the team than a medication expert?
New abuse-deterrent opioid availableA new abuse-deterrent painkiller - oxycodone hydrochloride (RoxyBond, Inspirion Delivery Services) - will be available soon after receiving FDA approval.
Is $485 million enough to end the opioid epidemic?
Is $485 million enough to end the opioid epidemic?The HHS is giving out greatly needed funds, but money alone may not be enough.
Fighting Opioid Abuse
Fighting Opioid AbuseHow pharmacists can help fight the battle.
Behavioral health top priority for employersWith a growing need for services, nearly nine in 10 employers cite behavioral health as an important priority in Willis Towers Watson survey.
Small Doses: Pharmacy News Featuring Opioids, Ketamine, and More
Small Doses: Pharmacy News Featuring Opioids, Ketamine, and MoreSmall Doses is news for pharmacists in a way that works for you.
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.