Confronted by the gravity of an opioid epidemic that contributes to the deaths of 91 Americans daily, the nation’s physicians are making much greater use of state prescription drug-monitoring programs (PDMPs), reducing opioid prescriptions, and increasing prescriptions for the life-saving antidote naloxone. Tens of thousands of physicians nationwide are now certified to provide office-based medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid-use disorders, yet there remains a treatment gap that leaves too many patients who want help unable to get it.
- North Carolina Opioid Summary from National Institute of Health
- RESPONDING TO PATIENT QUESTIONS WHEN IMPLEMENTING CURRENT PAIN MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES
- DISCONTINUING OPIOIDS: GIVING NEWS PATIENTS DON’T WANT TO HEAR
- The Burden of Opioid-Related Mortality
- Ethical Promotion and Patient Recruitment by Addiction Treatment Programs