As an emergency physician, I am often faced with a waiting room full of patients seeking relief from their pain. Recently, I met a woman, who I’ll call Nancy. I did not recognize Nancy personally, but her demeanor and personality made me feel…
“Meijer’s integration will provide pharmacists with real-time information about potentially harmful prescribing and dispensing trends and help pharmacists make better and more informed decisions,” Lt. Gov. Brian Calley said,…
Doctors move fast in the ER. Every second counts. That’s why Dr. Gina Huhnke is excited about a new way to quickly check her patients’ history with narcotics.
A recent upgrade has injected new life into Massachusetts’ prescription monitoring efforts, resulting in better coordination of care because of the database and reduced orders for opioids.
Every time Dr. Gina Huhnke writes a prescription for opioids, she first consults a number in the patient’s electronic health record. That number, a risk score that providers can use to…
Mimi Hart has filled plenty of prescriptions at her independent pharmacy in Cincinnati, but one seemed a little off. It was a prescription for a large quantity of high-strength oxycodone, an opioid widely prescribed to manage pain. The paper…
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is awarding nearly $30 million in new funding to states across the country to bolster data collection efforts that federal officials view as key to combating opioid addiction.
Yale New Haven Health and Yale School of Medicine have launched a partnership with the State of Connecticut and Appriss Health in an innovative effort to combat the opioid overdose crisis.
Indiana will integrate prescription drug data into EHRs at hospitals and physician practices across the state, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced on Thursday. The decision follows a growing trend among states across the country to make opioid…
It happens all the time at one of Palmetto Health’s five emergency rooms in Columbia, S.C., says emergency medicine physician Tripp Jennings. A patient comes in complaining of pain somewhere, and the attending physician types his name into a…