StrategyArkansas Hospitals File Suit Against Opioid Makers, Distributors
15 Arkansas hospitals are the latest of hundreds of other hospitals across the country challenging opioid makers and distributors.
Clinical Care'Surprising' Number of Cancer Survivors Use Alcohol
Clinicians urged to step up alcohol screening at regular intervals, intervention.
Clinical CareOpioid Rx Drop When Default EMR Settings Change
Electronic medical record defaults may influence emergency department prescribing.
Clinical CareMedicaid Expansion Linked to Fewer Opioid Deaths
Medicaid expansion may have prevented up to 8,132 opioid overdose deaths in 2015 to 2017 in the 32 states that...
Clinical CareEffort To Control Opioids In An ER Leaves Some Sickle Cell Patients In Pain
Patients say the diluted medicine doesn't give the same pain relief as a direct injection.
Clinical Care5 Strategies to Improve Opioid Use Disorder Care in Hospitals
A new report that presents five approaches to hospital-based opioid use disorder care focuses on organizational best practices.
Clinical CareOpioid Treatment: How Healthcare Providers Can Reduce Liability Risk
A new report focuses on the four steps in active pain management: screening and prescribing, dispensing and administering, monitoring and...
Clinical CareL.A. Story: The Homeless Use EMS a Lot
Nearly 20 times more frequently than other residents.
FinanceHospitals Take Shot At Opioid Makers Over Cost Of Treating Uninsured For Addiction
Hundreds of hospitals have joined in a handful of lawsuits in state courts as their best hope for winning meaningful...
FinanceOpioid Epidemic Linked to $205B in Excess Healthcare Spending Over 4 Years
The analysis projects that the costs for the opioid crisis in 2019 will range anywhere from $172 billion to $214...
InnovationWant To Reduce Suicides? Follow The Data — To Medical Offices, Motels And Even Animal Shelters
A suburban county outside of Portland, Oregon, is using data collected from death investigations to prevent suicides.
NursingDoctors And Nurses With Addictions Often Denied A Crucial Recovery Option
Non-disciplinary programs monitor doctors and nurses for a number of years and are monitored by addiction specialists and state authorities.