StrategyThe Justice Department Sues Walmart, Accusing It of Illegally Dispensing Opioids
Two years after the Trump administration walked away from charging Walmart criminally for its role in the opioid crisis, the...
Strategy2020 Roadmap to Ending the Opioid Epidemic
AMA and Manatt Health released an updated version of their national policy roadmap, where hospitals and health systems can help...
StrategyPatients Struggle to Find Prescription Opioids After NY Tax Drives Out Suppliers
Pain patients in New York have lost access to vital medicine since July 2019, when the state implemented an excise...
StrategyPurdue Pharma to Pay $8B to Settle Criminal, Civil Charges for Key Role in Opioid Epidemic
The settlement does not release from further criminal charges the Sackler family, owners of Purdue, nor any of company's executives...
StrategyHealth on Wheels: Tricked-Out RVs Deliver Addiction Treatment to Rural Communities
A Colorado program has transformed six RVs into mobile clinics to reach isolated farming communities and remote mountain hamlets.
Clinical CareOverdose Deaths Have Skyrocketed in Chicago, and the Coronavirus Pandemic May Be Making It Worse
Opioid-related deaths in Cook County have doubled since this time last year, and similar increases are happening across the country....
Clinical CareVaping, Opioid Addiction Accelerate Coronavirus Risks, Says NIDA Director
Dr. Nora Volkow, who heads the National Institute on Drug Abuse, explains how emerging science points to added challenges for...
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.
FinancePractice Fusion to Pay $145M to Settle Criminal, Civil Kickbacks Allegations
The San Francisco-based EHR vendor admitted that it took $1 million in kickbacks from opioid makers in a scheme to...
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...
FinanceDOJ Collected $2.6B in FCA Recoveries in 2019 from the Healthcare Sector
It's the 10th straight year that DOJ's civil healthcare fraud settlements and judgments have exceeded $2 billion.