Expertise
Obama Tells Outdated Opioid Treatment Industry It’s Time To Change  |  October 23, 2015

On Wednesday in West Virginia, President Obama gave one of his only speeches thus far in which he addressed the growing opioid epidemic in the U.S. The message he delivered was that providers across the country must begin expanding patient access to medication-assisted therapies (MAT) like buprenorphine and naloxone for treating opioid addicted patients. He…

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Doctors Play A Role In The Opioid Addiction Epidemic  |  September 9, 2015

By now, most people in health care are well aware of the 16,000 or more deaths that result from opioid drugs in the U.S. each year. Many are also cognizant of the fact that opioids are generally ineffective for chronic pain, and many times actually make the pain worse through opioid induced hyperalgesia. This study…

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25% of Physicians Feel ‘Very Confident’ Managing a Patient’s Opioid Therapy  |  August 10, 2015

Just 25% of physicians feel very confident managing a patient’s opioid therapy A recent study conducted by Boston University School of Medicine surveyed 779 physicians who are registered with the DEA to prescribe Schedule II and III narcotics. The results were staggering, especially when taken in the context of our current opioid addiction epidemic in…

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Why America Can’t Kick Its Painkiller Problem  |  June 9, 2015

Published in Time Magazine, this story was written by Massimo Calabresi and highlights the effects of the opioid epidemic and the downstream impact it has had on the small communities of our country. The story focuses on Scott County Indiana, a small rural community 20 miles from the Kentucky border, where they are experiencing the…

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