Opioids

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.

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