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Opioid Overdose Antidote Urged for Schools After Student’s Fentanyl Death

In response to the incident, Hartford officials pledged to ensure that all city schools are stocked with naloxone

Emergency Department Interventions Cut Opioid Rx Rates

However, no reduction observed in prescribed opioid quantity

Multicomponent Strategy Ups Buprenorphine Use for Opioid Use Disorder in ED

However, wide variation seen in provider uptake

Guidance Offered for Managing Pain in Patients With Cancer and OUD

For patients with opioid use disorder taking buprenorphine-naloxone, it is deemed appropriate to continue three times-daily dosing

Decline Seen in Total Opioid MME Per Capita in Last Decade

Greatest decline in MME volume per capita seen among persons aged 46 to 55 years and in metropolitan counties

Heart Surgery Patients May Not Need Opioids at Home

Incidence of postdischarge opioid prescriptions low for opioid-naive patients undergoing CABG and/or valve surgery through sternotomy

Opioid Rx Up, Non-Rx Therapy Down During the Pandemic

Nonpharmacologic therapy decreased, opioid prescribing increased for patients seeking treatment for pain management in 2020 versus 2019

States Claim Sackler Family Members Are Abusing Bankruptcy Process

Settlement was reached in thousands of lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma for its role in opioid epidemic

CVS Health, Walmart, and Walgreens Played Role in Opioid Crisis: Ohio Jury

Case is the first time the retail side of the drug industry has been held accountable in the U.S. opioid crisis

Strong Opioids No Better for Pain After Surgery for Fracture

No difference seen in Numerical Pain Rating Scale mean pain score for patients receiving strong versus mild opioids