Opioid Prescription Limits:  Pharmacies, States, and Medicare

A growing list of entities—including private, state, and federal—are introducing prescription limit approaches as one tactic to combat the opioid epidemic. According to a press release on May 7, 2018, Walmart (and its membership-only warehouse Sam’s Club) pharmacies  will soon “restrict initial acute opioid prescriptions to no more than [...]

2018-05-23T21:03:26+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|

Surge in Opioid Overdose Emergency Department Visits

A recent CDC report examining emergency department data from July-September 2016 vs July-September 2017 shows a 30% increase in opioid overdose visits in the U.S. Such data can identify trends much sooner than waiting for data from death certificates. A closer analysis of 16 states that received funding to [...]

2018-03-29T19:35:10+00:00 March 29th, 2018|

States Go Their Own Way With Opioid Laws

Federally, there are opioid policy declarations, funding allocations, commissions, and task forces. But states have purview over critical pieces of opioid policy impacting clinicians’ daily practice too. CO*RE maintains a State Information Hub providing speakers and learners attending live CO*RE activities with current individual state information on the following [...]

2018-02-22T20:22:46+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|