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prescription drugs

Pain management
Reducing post-op opioid prescriptions
Published Aug 15, 2018
Experts and patients create procedure-specific Rx guidelines that range from prescribing zero opioids to up to 20 pills
How insurance policies fuel opioid epidemic
Published June 22, 2018
Policies miss important opportunities to steer patients to safer, more effective treatments, researchers say
Bill Clinton urges swift action on opioids
Published Oct 30, 2017
Former president visits Bloomberg school for discussion of the drug epidemic and the public health response
10 recommendations to address opioid crisis
Published Oct 28, 2017
Bloomberg School experts, in collaboration with the Clinton Foundation, outline steps for urgent action on opioids
Bill Clinton to take part in opioid epidemic forum
Published Oct 26, 2017
Bloomberg School to host experts for discussion on translating evidence to action to combat opioid crisis
Prescription drugs
Spike seen in long-term opioid use
Published Sept 7, 2017
Long-term use of opioids is associated with greater risk for addiction, overdose / School of Public Health
Prescription drugs
Review: Most opioid pills go unused
Published Aug 2, 2017
Researchers also find that majority of prescribed pills are not disposed of in recommended ways / Hopkins Medicine
Opioids
Tracing Rx errors
Published July 7, 2017
Handwritten opioid prescriptions contain more mistakes than those produced electronically, researchers find
Antibiotic side effects
Published June 16, 2017
Hopkins Medicine researchers warn against treating antibiotics as harmless cure-all / Hopkins Medicine
Q+A
The rising costs of prescription drugs
Published April 3, 2017
Health policy expert Gerard Anderson discusses the business of big pharma