Tag: opioid

September 6, 2018
CWCI Releases Polypharmacy Report

According to 2016-2017 data, over 20% of polypharmacy claims are over 10 years old, with more than 50% of them for patients aged 50 and older.

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September 5, 2018
Massachusetts Study Links Occupation to Opioid Overdose Deaths

On average, construction workers are six times more likely to die from an opioid overdose death, more than any other occupation.

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September 1, 2018
Dr. Robert Goldberg Comments on DEA Opioid Manufacturing Quotas

Healthesystems’ Chief Medical Officer spoke with WorkCompCentral regarding DEA plans to reduce opioid manufacturing.

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August 10, 2018
FDA Accepts New Drug Application for Opioid NKTR-181

NKTR-181 is supposed to offer a lower frequency of opioid side effects. But are more opioids really the solution we need to the opioid crisis?

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August 2, 2018
FDA Proposes New Clinical Endpoints for Development of Opioid-Use Disorder Drugs

Drugs to treat opioid dependence could be approved under new clinical endpoints other than reducing opioid use.

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June 9, 2018
The Burden of Opioid-Related Mortality in the United States

Among many findings, JAMA reports that 20% of deaths among those aged 25-34 were opioid-related.

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June 8, 2018
More States Pass Opioid Prescription Limits

Within the last month, laws have passed in Tennessee, Colorado, South Carolina, Oklahoma, and Hawaii.

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May 10, 2018
FDA Encourages Drug Developers to Focus on Buprenorphine Depot Products

A newly released draft guidance encourages the development of more sustained-release buprenorphine products.

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May 8, 2018
Illinois Bill May Allow Patients to Trade Opioids for Marijuana

Senate Bill 336 passed with a 44-6 vote and is now headed to the House.

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May 1, 2018
Four Current and Near-Future Drug Trends Impacting Rx Management

In a special partner post with WorkCompWire, Healthesystems discusses developments in pain management, specialty drugs, and more.

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