Expertise
Opioid, Pain & Chronic: How 3 Words Can Impact Our Solutions  |  December 21, 2017

In order to successfully offer clinicians and patients the highest quality pain care resources and tools, our solutions need to be informed by the latest evidence-based research. To do this, our data science and analytics team curates an extensive library of relevant literature, which is then used to define our methodology and inform capabilities like…

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Substance Use Disorder and the Holidays  |  December 8, 2017

Although it should be a time of joy, many families will face tough situations this holiday season on account of a devastating drug epidemic   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drug overdoses killed approximately 64,000 people in the US last year, rising more than 22% compared to 2015’s 52,404 recorded…

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Misconceptions around Medication-Assisted Treatment: a Pharmacist’s View  |  May 24, 2017

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price’s recent comments regarding medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) have received significant backlash from the healthcare community, prompting hundreds of healthcare and research professionals to sign a letter urging him to reconsider his statements. Price asserted that MAT involves substituting one addiction for…

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April 29th is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day  |  April 28, 2017

This coming Saturday, April 29th, is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, part of the DEA’s National Take-Back Initiative. Take-Back Day is the easiest and safest way to dispose of unused medications. It’s free, anonymous, and available to anyone with access to a drop off location. Take-Back Day collection sites accept prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, pet medications,…

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Naloxone: Awareness, Access, and Stigma  |  April 10, 2017

Naloxone, also known as Narcan or Evzio, is a drug that temporarily reverses respiratory depression from opioid overdose.  State laws vary, but naloxone is often available without a prescription from a pharmacist and comes as an injectable or nasal spray.  First-responders, including paramedics, police officers, and firefighters, carry naloxone, but the law enforcement and behavioral…

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Let’s Trump Addiction: a Push for Treatment and Support  |  February 28, 2017

Today, a non-partisan group called Advocates for Opioid Recovery (AOR) is launching an aggressive social media campaign around the hashtag #LetsTrumpAddiction. The effort intends to draw President Trump’s attention to the urgent national need for an evidence-based treatment system for opioid addiction. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the opioid epidemic takes 91 American…

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