Opioid

$1.94 billion in annual hospital costs attribute to patients experiencing opioid overdose

The company Premier uncovered that approximately $1.94 billion in annual hospital costs were attributable to patients suffering from opioid overdose.

Study finds, 9,000 pediatric overdose deaths since 1999

U.S. children and adolescents are dying from opioid overdoses, according to a study published on JAMA Network.

Opioid tapering guidelines ‘aggressive and unrealistic,’ international health experts write

International health experts write in a letter published in Oxford Academic Pain Medicine that taking long-term opioid users off their prescription painkillers can be harmful.

Top healthcare executives can use IT to stem the opioid crisis

There were more than 40,000 opioid overdose deaths in 2017 and more than 2 million addicted in America.

Doctors now need to take a closer look at the number of opioid pills they prescribe

False education and promotion from drug companies, reckless practices by many doctors, shockingly low availability and affordability of treatment programs for substance abuse.