FDA offers tips on advising patients how to dispose of unneeded medications

July 18, 2019
Proper disposal of unused prescription medication remains a major public health priority for the FDA, particularly for prescription opioid pain
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Nearly 30% of patients with gout prescribed opioids after ED visit

July 17, 2019
Despite available treatments, more than 28% of patients with gout who are discharged from the ED receive opioids for pain, according to data…

$1.4 billion lawsuit, largest against opioid manufacturer, settles before trial

July 12, 2019
A lawsuit filed against London-based Reckitt Benckiser Group plc was recently settled for $1.4 billion, the largest settlement to date against an…
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Opioids prescribed for ankle pain despite lack of guidelines

July 9, 2019
Opioid prescriptions were filled by 11.9% of patients with an ankle sprain within 7 days of diagnosis and 8.4% of opioid-naive patients had continued…

Opioid series highlights new programs developed to reduce opioid use

July 8, 2019
Healio.com/Orthopedics highlights new programs and approaches developed by practices to help reduce patient opioid use. More stories from this…

Geisinger partners with community to reduce opioid addiction

July 5, 2019
With help from the surrounding community, Geisinger has implemented and expanded its opioid management program to combat opioid use disorder and…
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Multi-disciplinary workflow increases naloxone access in rural America

July 3, 2019
Pharmacists, front office staff and physicians worked together to boost the number of naloxone prescriptions at a clinic in rural Oregon, according…
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FDA warns opioid repackers for ‘significant violations’

July 2, 2019
The FDA announced it issued warnings letters to three companies that repackage opioids — Asclemed USA Inc., doing business as Enovachem…
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Orthopedic surgeons may prescribe more opioids than needed after surgery

July 1, 2019
Results from a new survey revealed that orthopedic providers routinely prescribed more opioids than required by patients who underwent multiple…
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Risk for opioid overdose mortality higher in Great Lakes, Mountain, South Atlantic regions of US

June 28, 2019
Residents of the United States’ South Atlantic, Mountain and East North Central, or Great Lakes, sections were as much as four times as likely…