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opioid abuse

A coalition is pushing for interoperability advances that it believes could help curb the opioid epidemic. Here’s what it is fighting for.
Are More Blister Packs a Good Thing?
Are More Blister Packs a Good Thing?In an effort to combat opioids, the FDA is pushing blister packs—something pharmacy groups have been advocating for.
Like the road to hell, the road to the opioid crisis was paved with good intentions.
This is how not to do healthcare
This is how not to do healthcare It’s time for practical physicians and entrepreneurs to fight for real reform, with low cost direct care for relatively inexpensive outpatient care.
From State-led programs to innovative pharmacist-hospital partnerships, these programs are fighting to quell the epidemic.
Tamper-Resistant Oxycodone Reduces Use by Abusers
Tamper-Resistant Oxycodone Reduces Use by AbusersAn Australian study found that crush-proof opioids are working.
Why Walmart Thinks a Gel Could Stop Opioid Abuse
Why Walmart Thinks a Gel Could Stop Opioid AbuseHow a gel could prevent opioid abuse and get pharmacists more involved.
Director of medication safety and quality for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists shares how providers can better work with pharmacists to address the opioid epidemic.
To curb opioid abuse, new technologies must be embraced
To curb opioid abuse, new technologies must be embracedThe opioid epidemic is exacting a lethal toll on the country. We must redouble and accelerate efforts to slow—and hopefully reverse—the current opioid epidemic.
As the opioid epidemic rages, doctors and hospitals should consider these tips and strategies employed by other organizations.