Tag: opioid

June 4, 2021
Interstate Variation and Trends in Workers’ Comp Drug Payments

A new flash report from the WCRI highlights trends in drug utilization.

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May 31, 2021
FDA Approves Kloxxado for Opioid Overdose

A new 8 mg naloxone nasal spray will soon be available, which is the largest naloxone dose approved by the FDA to date.

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January 7, 2021
COVID-19’s Impact on Opioid Prescribing Trends

A new report from IQVIA found that national MME dropped 17% from 2019 to 2020.

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January 4, 2021
The Department of Justice Sues Walmart Over Role in Opioid Crisis

Alleged violations of the Controlled Substances Act could result in billions of dollars in penalties.

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October 6, 2020
Purdue, OxyContin Manufacturer, Loses Federal Case and Will Shut Down

The drug manufacturer is pleading guilty and paying out billions.

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September 9, 2020
FDA Approves Two New Opioids

Olinvyk injections and Qdolo oral solution are approved for the management of acute pain.

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August 9, 2020
FDA Issues Naloxone Recommendations for Opioids and OUD Drugs

The FDA recommends healthcare professionals co-prescribe the opioid overdose reversal drug with all opioid prescriptions.

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August 8, 2020
Overcoming Obstacles to Patient Recovery Amid a Global Pandemic

Healthesystems’ VP of Clinical Services addresses COVID-19 disruptions to workers’ comp, along with helpful strategies

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August 7, 2020
American Medical Association Publishes Opioid Task Force Report

AMA hopes to shift from a crisis-reaction framework to a more holistic model that prevents overdose while helping pain patients receive care.

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July 7, 2020
American Medical Association Asks CDC to Revise Opioid Guidelines

The AMA suggests that prescription medications are no longer a significant factor in the opioid epidemic, and that opioid prescription limits should change.

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