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Words Matter

Words Matter. Especially When it Comes to Addiction.

Words are powerful. Help reduce negative stereotypes about addiction by changing your language. Although there’s been a concerted effort to bring awareness to the importance of person-first language, stigmatizing language related to substance use disorders is still widely used in our communities, perpetuating negative perceptions of those suffering from addiction. In a recent post on …

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axial Takeaway: PAINWeekEnd Nashville 2019

By Holly Little, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, and Bethany Bedford, PharmD, BCACP, CPE, Principal, Clinical Advisor New Markets and Programs Constructed for the busy clinician, the PAINWeekEnd Regional Conference Series is a precursor to the renowned PAINWeek conference and brings certified medical education to healthcare professionals in all disciplines with an interest in pain management. …

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axial takeaway: “It’s not just biology”

By Amber Watson, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist, Scientific Writer The World Health Organization defines social determinants of health (SDOH) as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age.” Examples of SDOH include economic stability, education, and social support. As the health system moves away from fee-for-service reimbursement and toward value-based care reimbursement, …

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axialHealthcare Scientific Advisory Board

axialHealthcare Announces 2018 Scientific Advisory Board

Nashville, TN – axialHealthcare, a national leader in pain management and pain medication solutions, today announced its 2018 Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). The purpose of the SAB is to provide a forum for healthcare leaders to share their specific clinical knowledge and unique insight to accomplish axialHealthcare’s ultimate goal of improving the wellbeing of patients in …

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Medication Assisted Treatment Misconceptions: A Pharmacist’s Take

By Katie Miller, PharmD, Principal, Clinical Product Development Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price’s recent comments asserting that medication-assisted treatment (MAT) involves substituting one addiction for another for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) have received significant backlash from the healthcare community, prompting hundreds of healthcare and research professionals to sign a letter urging …

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