Changes could be coming regarding the way prescription opioids are handed out. Many states restrict the supply doctors prescribe, from three to 14 days, and Minnesota may be moving in that direction. Read More.
The American opioid epidemic is like no other drug crisis in history, spanning all ages and socioeconomic classes. We emergency physicians have unique access to patients with opioid use disorder, yet few of us are able to treat patients after an opioid-related...
Over the past 20 years, the opioid overdose rate has skyrocketed among women between 30 and 64 years old, according to new analysis released Thursday by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read More.
A study from the University of Minnesota has found that doctors are increasing simultaneous prescriptions of benzodiazepines and opioids, a combination that may amplify the risk of overdose death. Read More.