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.
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.
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...