StrategyHere's to Hoping: Adena Health Substance Abuse Program Tackles the Opioid Crisis in Rural Ohio
Southern Ohio has been the epicenter of the opioid crisis, with record-breaking rates of overdoses and deaths.
TechnologyMoney Flows into Addiction Tech, But Will It Curb Soaring Opioid Overdose Deaths?
Addiction tech entrepreneurs see a $42 billion U.S. market for their products and an addiction treatment field that is ripe...
StrategySacklers, Purdue Pharma to Pay $6B in New Opioid Settlement
The payout is 40% higher than the $4.55 billion deal that was vacated by a federal court in December, and...
Clinical Care'Injections, Injections, Injections': Troubling Questions Follow Closure of Sprawling Pain Clinic Chain
Lags Medical Center patients were left without ready access to their medical records or handoffs to other physicians.
Clinical CareOpioid Use Disorder Plays Significant Role in Many Sepsis Cases
About 30,000 to 40,000 opioid use disorder patients are hospitalized with sepsis each year.
Clinical CareEfforts to Reduce Opioid Prescribing Varied Across the Country
The volume of prescription opioids dispensed from retail pharmacies declined by 21% from 2008 to 2018, a new study finds.
Clinical CareWith Overdose Deaths Surging, Advocates on the Ground Push for Over-the-Counter Naloxone
As overdose deaths nationwide reach all-time highs, the Biden administration has made increasing access to naloxone a key part of...
Clinical CareSubstance Abuse Treatment Expert on Overdoses: 'You Have a Recipe for Disaster'
The combination of fentanyl and the coronavirus pandemic have become primary drivers of overdose deaths in the United States.
Clinical CareAs Overdose Deaths Soar, DEA-Wary Pharmacies Shy From Dispensing Addiction Medication
The DEA is exacerbating the opioid epidemic by scaring pharmacies away from dispensing this medication when it's desperately needed.
TechnologySaving Lives and Money in Pennsylvania With KeyHIE
At the Wright Center for Community Health, the Keystone Health Information Exchange (KeyHIE) immunization registry paved the way for strong...
Human ResourcesWatch: Going Beyond the Script of 'Dopesick' and America's Real-Life Opioid Crisis
The Hulu series dovetails with the broader reality KFF's journalists and analysts have been documenting in their work for the...
StrategyNeedle Exchanges Are Targeted by Eco-Rooted Lawsuits. A New California Law Will Stop That.
Opponents have deployed a novel strategy to shut them down: using environmental regulations to sue over needle waste.