Tag: Opioids

November 15, 2022
CDC Publishes Updated Opioid Guidelines

An update to the 2016 guidelines has been issued, promoting greater flexibility for individualized patient-centered care.

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July 30, 2022
There Is No “Set it and Forget It” Amid Prescription Drug Trends

As opioid prescribing continues to decline, more nuanced and population-specific drug trends emerge as cost drivers.

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July 20, 2022
FDA Recalls Morphine Sulfate ER Due to Potentially Deadly Label Mix-Up

A mix-up between 30 mg and 60 mg tablets could cause severe adverse events.

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July 17, 2022
Interstate Variation and Trends in Workers’ Comp Drug Payments

WCRI explores how drug payments varied across 28 states for key drug therapy groups.

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May 15, 2022
FDA Considers Requiring Mail-Back Envelopes for Opioid Prescriptions

The public comment period is underway for this action, which could help with safer drug disposal.

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March 26, 2022
CDC to Update Opioid Guideline

Proposed changes are open to public comment until April 11th.

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February 21, 2022
FDA Issues Warning for Dental Problems with Dissolvable Buprenorphine Products

Buprenorphine is an opioid used to treat pain, as well as opioid-use disorder.

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December 18, 2021
Can Virtual Reality Help with Pain Management?

A new study found that VR sessions averaged a 40% reduction in pain and decreased opioid use.

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November 17, 2021
FDA Approves Zimhi and Seglentis

A new naloxone drug and a new opioid-NSAID combination.

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January 1, 2021
4 Workers’ Comp Trends to Watch in 2021

Healthesystems is watching four major trends in workers' comp.

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