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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, Maternal Opioid-Related Diagnoses Up

Estimated rates of NAS, maternal opioid-related diagnoses increased from 2010 to 2017 in the U.S., with variation between states

ASA: Sustained Decrease Seen in Prescription Opioid Abuse in U.S.

Gaps Found in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment During Pandemic

Percentage of patients receiving at least one urine test lower in March through May of 2020 versus 2019

U.S. Justice Department Sues Walmart Over Role in Opioid Crisis

Company violated federal law by selling prescriptions for controlled substances that its pharmacists 'knew were invalid'

ACR: Warfarin Tied to Increased Risk for Knee

Buprenorphine Rx Fills for OUD Plateau During Pandemic

Cash-paid prescriptions declined significantly, but no significant changes seen in those paid by public or private insurance

Outpatient Buprenorphine Dispensing Up During COVID-19

Findings limited to Texas, in the early days following changes in federal regulation due to the pandemic

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty Over Role in U.S. Opioid Epidemic

Little Change Seen in Rx of Opioids for Those at Risk for Misuse

After CDC guideline publication, there was a 14 percent decrease in oxycodone prescriptions, but not for other Schedule II opioids

Las muertes por opioides entre los estadounidenses jóvenes con frecuencia implican a otras sustancias

Youth Opioid Deaths Often Involve Other Substances, Too

In 2018, more than half of opioid overdose deaths involved polysubstance, most commonly cocaine

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty Over Role in U.S. Opioid Epidemic

Company admits paying doctors to write more prescriptions, providing misleading information to the DEA

HealthDay Reports: Preoperative COVID-19 Incidence

Risks of Opioids Should Be Recognized for Children After Surgery

Opioid prescribing guidelines for children developed; authors underscore importance of nonopioid analgesic options, providing education to patients and their families

$26 Billion Settlement Offer in Opioid Lawsuits Gains Support

According to the general outline of the plan, distributors will pay about $21 billion over 18 years