Tag: opioid

January 9, 2019
FDA Approves Two New Strengths of Apadaz

The opioid prodrug for acute pain will soon be available in both a stronger and weaker dose.

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January 8, 2019
What’s Ahead for 2019 Workers’ Comp Regulations

As 2018’s legislative trends continue to spill into 2019, what big initiatives might impact workers’ comp this year?

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January 7, 2019
JAMA Examines Association of Early Physical Therapy with Long-Term Opioid Use

An analysis of 90,000 private claims explores the relationship between early PT and reduced long-term opioid use in musculoskeletal pain.

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December 7, 2018
New Guidelines for Opioid-Induced Constipation

The American Gastroenterological Association released guidance on properly prescribing medications for OIC.

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November 9, 2018
FDA Approves New Opioid, Dsuvia

Five-to-ten times stronger than fentanyl, this drug is not for consumer use, and many claim it could worsen the opioid crisis.

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November 8, 2018
The Opioid Crisis: Our Defining Moment

Healthesystems’ clinical leaders comment on the collective responsibility of healthcare entities, providers, and legislators to increase efforts that will help stem opioid overprescribing, misuse and overdose.

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November 4, 2018
JAMA Examines Persistent Opioid Use in Workers’ Comp Patients

A study of 9,596 claimants who filled an opioid prescription found that 30% were still taking opioids 90 days later.

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October 8, 2018
Dr. Silvia Sacalis Discusses Medication Red Flags with Risk & Insurance

Healthesystems’ VP of Clinical Services offers insight into prescriptions in workers’ comp claims that should raise concerns.

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October 1, 2018
Federal Opioid Reform Bill Signed into Law

With an enormous range of initiatives to prevent and treat opioid use disorder, the bill has officially been signed by the President.

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September 7, 2018
FDA Reassesses Opioid Policies

The FDA is working to create new opioid prescribing practices and guidelines, while also shifting drug development priorities for pain medications.

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