Opioids

The Financial Burden of the Opioid Epidemic

October 22, 2019

The opioid crisis cost the U.S. billions. Find out the impact on the future economy.

Surprising Findings About the Evolution of the Drug Epidemic

October 22, 2019

Despite the trust between physicians and patients, some physicians believe another prescription drug crisis may arise.

The Impact of Primary Care Appointment Times on Opioid Prescribing

October 15, 2019

A new study reveals that when physicians are under time constraints it can greatly impact their treatment decisions.  

Missing Data Masks Scale of Opioid Epidemic

September 27, 2019

Study shows a significant portion of overdoses in the U.S. mortality data is missing information on specific drugs involved.

Study to Assess State Policies Governing Opioid Use and Pregnancy

September 25, 2019

Information gleaned will be crucial to providers, insurers, and policy makers.

Blue Cross NC Invests in Addiction Treatment Provider

September 06, 2019

Up to 15 clinics are set to open nationwide in the next year.

The Link Between Opioid Overdose and Household Prescriptions

August 12, 2019

Individuals without their own prescriptions may be at risk for overdose if they have access to family members’ drugs, according to a new study

New Report is Tackling Workplace Opioid Abuse

August 03, 2019

The first step to addressing opioid abuse for employers is to identify potential misuse and addiction.

Has the Pendulum Swung Too Far on Restricting Pain Management?

July 26, 2019

Chronic pain patients on opioid therapy have limited access to primary care providers, which could lead to negative outcomes

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