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

The Impact of Preoperative Opioid Use on Patient Outcomes

June 10, 2019

A new study has revealing findings about the effects of front-end opioid prescribing for knee, hip, and shoulder joint replacement patients.

Drug Diversion Remains Problem, But Who Is to Blame?

June 04, 2019

A new survey shows that while many healthcare executives recognize drug diversion as a problem, few admit to it happening in their organization.

First Opioid Trial Against Manufacturer by State Under Way in Oklahoma

May 29, 2019

In the first of many similar cases, the trial of Oklahoma versus Johnson & Johnson could frame who is to blame for the opioid epidemic.

Opinion: Pharmacy and Medical Data: A Vital Resource in Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

March 13, 2019

Access to broad snapshot of the patient’s pharmacy and medical data can help spot and address drug misuse.

FDA Did Not Step Up to Halt Risky Fentanyl Prescribing

February 21, 2019

A new study suggests that the FDA and manufacturers did not act when evidence emerged that potentially lethal fentanyl products were being inappropriately prescribed to patients.

Top 10 States with the Highest Drug Use Problems

January 23, 2019

WalletHub released a study on Highest Drug Use by State to highlight the areas that stand to be most affected. Here are the top 10.

Four Facts Healthcare Execs Should Know About the Drug Crisis

January 09, 2019

Here are certain facts that every executive responsible for managing populations at risk for prescription drug misuse should know as they make policy decisions affecting patient care and financial management.

What Every Healthcare Executive Must Remember as 2019 Approaches

December 01, 2018

While we all want to predict the future so we can avoid obstacles, we cannot allow our desire for clarity to become an obstacle itself.

What’s Missing from Hospital Opioid Stewardship Programs

October 26, 2018

A survey from Vizient identifies top strategies for the treatment of pain.

Six Ways to Effectively Manage Pain During an Opioid Epidemic

October 26, 2018

Healthcare stakeholders can impact a patient’s health by leveraging available capabilities and resources to help achieve better health outcomes and address this opioid epidemic.