Nursing3 Ways to Support Nurses During the Opioid Crisis
With opioid addiction and overdose on the rise, one nurse leader developed a program to support nurses caring for that...
Clinical CareLocal Anesthetic Fails to Curb In-Hospital Opioid Use
Despite the dramatic rise in the use of the use of liposomal bupivacaine, the local anesthetic was not associated with...
Clinical CareOpioid Overdoses Are Rising Faster Among Latinos Than Whites Or Blacks. Why?
While the overall death toll is still higher for whites, it's increasing faster for Latinos and blacks.
StrategyNation's Top Doc Wants The Overdose Antidote Widely On Hand. Is That Feasible?
Others cautioned that this recommendation is, at best, limited in what it can achieve, in part because the drug is...
Clinical CareSacklers Who Disavow OxyContin May Have Benefited From It
A little-known court document sheds light on the family feud over the multibillion-dollar painkiller?s association with the opioid crisis.
FinanceBCBSA Adopts Restrictions on Opioids
Family physicians say payers don't remove the barriers to non-pharmacological alternatives to chronic pain management such as physical therapy and...
StrategyNo Exemptions: CDC Finds Overdose Deaths Rose Nationwide
Drug overdose deaths in 2016 increased in all categories of drugs examined for men and women, people ages 15 and...
Clinical CareOmissions On Death Certificates Lead To Undercounting Of Opioid Overdoses
The country undercounts opioid-related overdoses by 20-35%, according to a study published in the journal Addiction.
StrategyCongress Tackles The Opioid Epidemic. But How Much Will It Help?
Advocates say what they need most is money, which would most likely come through the government spending bill that's due...
StrategyOpioid Maker Funds Efforts To Fight Addiction: Is It 'Blood Money' Or Charity?
While patient groups and communities have been quick to accept money for programs they could otherwise not afford, families who...
Clinical CareBalancing the Need for Opioids while Mitigating Risk of Abuse
In order to prevent opioid misuse, case managers need to understand how the problem may develop.