Tag Archives: Opioid

Viewpoints: Drug Industry Was Allowed To Hijack Policymaking That Led To Opioid Epidemic; Build On The ACA To Reach Dream Of Universal Health Care

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The Washington Post: The Real Scandal Of The Opioid Crisis: Crony Capitalism Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz issued a grim account this week of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s slow response to the opioid crisis and failure to use all the tools at its… Read More »

Medications underused in treating opioid addiction, says Mayo Clinic

While medication-assisted treatment can help people who are addicted to opioids, the three drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration are underused, according to a review of current medical data on opioid addiction in the U.S. The review appears in the October issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Along with addiction counseling, the drugs naltrexone,… Read More »

VUMC testing tool that predicts opioid needs after cesarean section

Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers are developing a clinical decision support tool to help avoid over- and under-prescribing of opioids for women undergoing cesarean section. Nearly a third of U.S. women will have a cesarean section during childbirth. However, opioid prescriptions for these new mothers often are either insufficient to meet their pain needs or… Read More »