opioid abuse

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.
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
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.
Four health systems develop opioid mitigation programsAlternatives to opioids programs emerge as viable tools to mitigate the crisis.
How the FDA Will Combat Opioid AbuseGottlieb and the FDA are being praised for their efforts, but could they be doing more?
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?