opioid abuse

FDA clears first opioid withdrawal deviceFDA granted a new indication to a device that can help reduce the symptoms of withdrawal from the prescription pain drugs.
FDA advisors recommend 2 opioid use disorder drugsTwo opioid use disorder drugs have been recommended for approval by FDA committees.
Activists: drugmakers, distributors liable for opioids abuseSoon after President Donald Trump announced declared the opioid abuse crisis a “public health emergency," shareholder activist groups said they aim to hold drug manufacturers and distributors liable for their part in the crisis.
Study: Formularies may be key to alleviating opioid epidemicNew Yale University research offers stunning findings about drug formulary coverage and prescribing opioids.
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.
FDA challenges abuse-deterrent opioid drug claimThe FDA pushes back on new painkiller’s abuse-deterrent claims. Here’s why this is important to the opioid epidemic.
Why do we keep prescribing heroin to patients?
Why do we keep prescribing heroin to patients?Let us all remember when the pen hits the prescription pad to write for an opioid that heroin is an opioid, too.
Study: Patients combine toxic medications with ‘alarming frequency’A new study uses population health analytics to identify potential opioid abuse, and the study findings are troubling.
How Independent Pharmacies Are Combatting the Opioid Crisis
How Independent Pharmacies Are Combatting the Opioid CrisisPharmacists are uniquely poised to combat the opioid crisis. Here's what pharmacists (and Congress) can do about it.
Five ways health executives can impact the opioid crisisConsider these five opportunities to help curb one of the biggest public health issues of the year.