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6 Things Patients Can Do About Our Opioid Crisis

Some opioid addicts turn to illegal drugs because they're cheaper and easier to get than prescription medication.  That includes the heroin and fentanyl both opioids shown here after being seized by Rochester, N.Y., police.  According to theNational Institute on Drug...

9 Things Physicians Can Do About Opioids

In the short term, opioids CAN help ease the sometimes debilitating effects of pain, especially acute pain experienced after trauma or surgery. In these scenarios, it’s vital for providers to map out the next steps for pain control and break the cycle.  That's because...

7 Steps Insurers Can Take to Cut Opioid Abuse

Opioid abuse is taking a huge toll in the U.S.…regardless of age, geography or any other measure.  Since 1999, the number of overdose deaths from opioids has nearly quadrupled, according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the opioid crisis is...