Clinical CareDoctors Can Change Opioid Prescribing Habits, But Progress Comes In Small Doses
After guidelines for operations were issued in October 2017, surgeons in Michigan reduced by nearly one-third the number of pills...
Clinical CareNJ Doc Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter for Patient's Fentanyl Death
Barry S. Sloan, MD, admitted that he gave medically unnecessary prescriptions for 'Subsys' to a 36-year-old Manhattan man who died...
Clinical CareEnlist Pharmacists to Help Lead Opioid Stewardship at Your Hospital
New research shows an increasing number of hospitals are relying on pharmacists to monitor drug therapy and prevent opioid abuse.
RB Group to Pay $1.4B to Settle Criminal, Civil Probes of Opioid Marketing
The England-based company denies any wrongdoing and said the settlement 'is in the best interests of the company and its...
Pain Management Doc Allegedly Took Bribes, Kickbacks to Prescribe Fentanyl
Sun allegedly received $140,000 in bribes and kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics in exchange for prescribing more than 28 million micrograms...
Clinical CareSurgeons' Opioid-Prescribing Habits Hard To Kick
A new data analysis shows that even as the CDC issued warnings, surgeons handed out many times the number of...
With Public Meeting, FDA Signals Interest in New Opioid Limits
Agency seeks input on possible approaches to discourage high-dose prescribing.
Clinical CareAMA Delegates Debate Privacy of Substance Use Tx Records
Comments address patient privacy, treatment needs
Clinical CareFatal Opioid Overdoses Provide 'Favorable' Organ Donors
A new study challenges the rationale used to reject the use of vital organs harvested from deceased opioid users.
FinanceOklahoma's 'Precedent-Setting' Suit Puts Opioid Drugmakers On Trial
A major settlement just two days before the trial leaves a sole defendant in the case brought by Oklahoma's top...
Why Missouri's The Last Holdout On A Statewide Rx Monitoring Program
Because of ongoing fears about privacy violations tangled up with gun control, the bill never got a full vote in...
StrategyGive Opioid Makers a Reason to Stop Overselling, Expert Says
There is a lesson to be learned from the tobacco industry.