Nursing4 Key Components of a Successful Substance Use Disorder Recovery Program
Nurse autonomy and peer support for patients are some of the components of RWJBarnabas Health's substance use disorder recovery initiative.
StrategyInside Purdue Pharma's Media Playbook: How It Planted the Opioid 'Anti-Story'
OxyContin's makers delayed the reckoning for their role in the opioid crisis by funding think tanks, placing friendly experts on...
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...
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...
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.
Data Touted by OxyContin Maker to Fight Lawsuits Doesn't Tell the Whole Story
Downplaying its role in the opioid epidemic, Purdue Pharma has embraced a federal statistic showing it was a minor player...
Clinical CareDeath Certificate Project Accuses 64 Calif. Doctors
Five surrender licenses after claims of grossly negligent overprescribing; more to come.
Strategy29 Texas Hospitals Sue Drugmakers for Opioid Crisis
The move comes more than a week after the state of Oklahoma won its landmark lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson...
Governor's 'Mental Health Czar' Seeks New Blueprint For Care In California
Touring the Golden State as an unpaid advisor to Gov. Gavin Newsom, Thomas Insel looks to revamp mental healthcare.
Judge Cites Opioid 'Menace,' Awards Oklahoma $572M In Landmark Case
It's the first ruling to hold a pharmaceutical company responsible for one of the worst drug epidemics in American history....