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The reduction in opioid prescriptions came at a cost to some pain patients.
In emergency departments across the country, the next step in addressing opioid abuse—a means to divert addicted patients into treatment—remains elusive.
Incremental progress has been made in patient safety, but behavioral health lags behind, according to a new study.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb wants insurers and pharmacy benefit managers to help curb opioid prescriptions.
Location, location, location. That mantra may apply even when it comes to how opioid addiction is treated.
From Kaiser Health News: Aetna will be the third major insurer to remove prior authorization requirements for patients who seek medication-assisted treatments such as Suboxone.
Mandating that prescribers check prescription drug monitoring programs, such as before writing a patient’s initial prescription for a controlled substance, is the single most effective way to increase their use, according to a new report.
One of the largest insurers is tearing down a barrier for patients to receive lifesaving medications.
As the cost of opioid abuse disorders continues to climb for payers, one expert tells FierceHealthPayer insurers have a major role to play in mitigating the crisis.
The rise of the opioid abuse crisis has led to a sharp uptick in the number of opioid dependence diagnoses among the privately insured.