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19th July 2018

America’s opioid epidemic is exacting a massive human toll that also is impacting the economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday. “From an economic standpoint, some high percentage of prime-age people who are not in the labor force, particularly prime-age males who are not in the labor force, are taking painkillers of some kind,”…

27th June 2018

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced a new set of research priorities around addiction and pain research in efforts to combat the nation’s opioid crisis. The HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative was launched by the NIH with support from the president and the Department of Health and Human Services. Under this…

16th April 2018

Aiming for an “overall reduction in opioid overuse and overdoses,” Medicare announces starting next year there will be new limits for high-dose opioid prescriptions. The Medicare announcement—part of the 2019 Medicare Advantage and Part D Rate Announcement and Call Letter— sets limits for opioid-naive patients on seven-day prescriptions, and notes the expansion and combination of the…

7th December 2017

A recent article published on the website The Hill discusses the problem of prescribing addictive schedule III drugs for pain relief rather than the equally effective and non-addictive schedule II drugs.  

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