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Opioid Overprescribing Not Limited to a Few Bad Apples

Published in December 2015, this study from Stanford School of Medicine’s Anna Lembke, MD and Jonathan Chen, MD challenges the theory that ‘pill mills’ are solely responsible for the opioid epidemic our country finds itself in right now. The study examined 2013 Medicare prescription drug claims based on a data set from the Centers for Medicare …

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Obama Tells Outdated Opioid Treatment Industry It’s Time To Change

On Wednesday in West Virginia, President Obama gave one of his only speeches thus far in which he addressed the growing opioid epidemic in the U.S. The message he delivered was that providers across the country must begin expanding patient access to medication-assisted therapies (MAT) like buprenorphine and naloxone for treating opioid addicted patients. He …

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25% of Physicians Feel ‘Very Confident’ Managing a Patient’s Opioid Therapy

Just 25% of physicians feel very confident managing a patient’s opioid therapy A recent study conducted by Boston University School of Medicine surveyed 779 physicians who are registered with the DEA to prescribe Schedule II and III narcotics. The results were staggering, especially when taken in the context of our current opioid addiction epidemic in …

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