Opioid Crisis News

The opioid abuse epidemic continues to rage across the United States. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists provide holistic non-opioid anesthesia and pain management options, helping their patients to prepare for surgery, get through surgery and manage their pain upon the return home.

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USC Implements Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Program to Reduce Opioid Prescriptions
Healio Orthopedics Today, October 10, 2019

Federal Court Rules Against Two Efforts to Stop Opioid Trial
Modern Healthcare, October 10, 2019

Advocates Rally for Use of Opioids to Manage Pain
The Daily Sentinel, October 10, 2019

HHS Gives Physicians Guidance on Tapering Patients Off Opioids
Modern Healthcare, October 10, 2019

Innovative Non-Opioids for Chronic Pain: Ketamine and Cannabidiol
Psychiatric Times, October 8, 2019

Ibogaine: Promising Addiction Treatment or Snake Oil?
The Fix, October 8, 2019

Opioids Block Pain During Surgery. One Area Doctor Has Another Idea
Tampa Bay Times, October 7, 2019

Managing Patients with Opioid Use Disorder and Chronic Pain
Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Learning Network, October 3, 2019

Virginia Doctor Sentenced to 40 Years in Opioid Case
Modern Healthcare, October 2, 2019

Inspector General Harshly Criticizes Drug Enforcement Administration for Allowing Opioid Makers to Dramatically Increase Production
The Washington Post, October 1, 2019

Hospitals Support Medical Billing Changes, Opioid Payments
Modern Healthcare, September 30, 2019

A Mea Culpa on CDC Opioid Guideline
Anesthesiology News, September 30, 2019

Apnea and Opioids a Dangerous Mix in Acute Heart Failure
Anesthesiology News, September 25, 2019

Minnesota Duo Minimizing Use of Opioids Using Alternative Drug
West Central Tribune, September 24, 2019

As Fentanyl Deaths Soared, Congress Failed to Act Despite Dire Warnings About the Powerful Opioid
The Washington Post, September 20, 2019

Study of Variations in Inpatient Opioid Consumption After Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: Influence of Patient- and Surgeon-related Factors
DocWire, September 18, 2019

Johnson & Johnson is Responsible for Fueling Oklahoma’s Opioid Crisis, Judge Rules in Landmark Case
Washington Post, August 26, 2019

Opioid Abuse Treatment Rates Far Higher in Medicaid Expansion States
Modern Healthcare, August 22, 2019

Research Seeks to Identify the Molecular Pathways Underlying Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia
Beckman Institute, August 20, 2019

CMS Gives States, MCOs Guidance on Tracking Medicaid Opioid Use
Modern Healthcare, August 5, 2019

ACCRaC Episode 128: Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression
Anesthesiology News, July 31, 2019

CMS Issues Guidance on Services for Moms, Babies with Opioid Disorder
Modern Healthcare, July 29, 2019

Multimodal Techniques: Managing Suboxone in the Perioperative Setting
Anesthesiology News, July 29, 2019

Little Known Generic Drug Companies Played Central Role in Opioid Crisis, Records Show
The Washington Post, July 27, 2019

How Interventional Effort Reduced Opioid Prescriptions at One Hospital
Anesthesiology News, July 25, 2019

The Records Revealed
A cache of previously undisclosed internal drug company documents and other records are being released as the result of the largest civil action in U.S. history. About two dozen drug companies are being sued in federal court by nearly 2,000 cities, towns and counties, alleging they conspired to flood the nation with opioids.
The Washington Post, July 23, 2019

‘I Think We’re Responsible for Something,’ A Drug Distributor Executive Says in Unsealed Documents From Landmark Opioids Lawsuit
The Washington Post, July 23, 2019

Surgeons Share Practical Tips to Reduce Opioid Prescriptions
Anesthesiology News, July 23, 2019

Distribution Data Shows W.Va. Region Received Inordinate Amounts of Opioids
Bluefield Daily Telegraph (Bluefield, W.Va.), July 23, 2019

Internal Drug Company Emails Show Indifference to Opioid Epidemic
The Washington Post, July 19, 2019

Week Ahead: House Oversight Panel to Probe Growth of Copycat Fentanyl
Modern Healthcare, July 13, 2019

Ohio Hospital Fires 23 in Case of Excessive Doses, Deaths
Modern Healthcare, July 11, 2019

Commentary: Data Segmentation, Hidden Medical Records are Driving Inequity in Addiction Treatment
Modern Healthcare, July 11, 2019

Opioid Use in Children During Perioperative Period: Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Guidelines
Specialty Medical Dialogues, July 10, 2019

CMS Policy Change Improved Addiction Treatment Access
Modern Healthcare, July 9, 2019

They're Cutting Opioid Prescriptions by Stopping Pain Before It Starts
MedicalXpress, July 4, 2019

Charleston VA Hospital Reducing Opioid Use for Chronic Pain Treatment
ABC 4 News, July 2, 2019

The Roles of the Anesthesiologist, Pharmacist, and Nurse in Detecting and Preventing Opioid Diversion and Misuse
Anesthesiology News, July 1, 2019

In Wake of Tomah Opioid Scandal, VA System has Undergone Culture Change, Secretary Says, Journal Sentinal, July 1, 2019

Primed for Recovery: Optimizing Patients' Nutrition Before Surgery Prepares Their Bodies for the Physical Rigors of Surgery
Outpatient Surgery, July 2019

Cedars-Sinai Expert: Try Non-Opioid Solutions to Pain Management
Cedars-Sinai, June 17, 2019

Commentary: Using Health IT to Combat the Opioid Crisis
Modern Healthcare, June 13, 2019

Opioid Alternative May Be Found in Lethal Pufferfish Toxin
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, June 12, 2019

Hospitals Look to Cut Opioids from Surgery and Beyond
Modern Healthcare, June 8, 2019

State Health Official Accused of Overprescribing Opioids
Modern Healthcare, June 2, 2019

Spotlight on Oklahoma for Start of Trial for Opioid Makers
Modern Healthcare, May 28, 2019

Florida Law Lowers Opioid Use for Acute Post-op Pain
Anesthesiology News, May 28, 2019

American Pain Society Seeks OK to Call It Quits
MedPage Today, May 24, 2019

Heroin and Fentanyl Fueling Veteran Overdoses, Not Rx Opioids
Pain News Network, May 23, 2019

Fewer Opioids Won't Cure Addition, Won't Help Pain Sufferers: Local Pain Specialist
Medicine Hat News, May 18, 2019

Ketamine Reduces Opioid Need in Severely Injured Patients
Anesthesiology News, May 17, 2019

Healthcare Providers May be Misapplying Opioid Guidelines, CDC Says
Consumer Affairs, May 14, 2019

Post-Cesarean Multimodal Analgesic Pathway Significantly Cuts Opioid Use
Pain Medicine News, May 13, 2019

National Opioid Group Addresses Challenge of Addiction and Pain Management
Scope (Stanford Medicine), May 9, 2019

Opioid Alternative Education Bill Ready for Governor
CBS 12 (West Palm Beach, Fla.), April 30, 2019

West Virginia Hospitals Sue Opioid Companies; Want Damages
Modern Healthcare, April 30, 2019

Cardiac Surgery Patients with Persistent Opioid Use Incur More Complications, Longer Hospitalization
Anesthesiology News, April 29, 2019

Cigna Partners with VA to Tackle Opioid Misuse Among Veterans
Modern Healthcare, April 29, 2019

Age a Predictor of Filling Opiate Prescriptions Post-URS
Urology Times, March 29, 2019

Non-opioid Drug Ketamine Now Stocked on All AMR Ambulances in New Hampshire
WMUR (Portsmouth, N.H.), March 29, 2019

FDA Will Require Drug Makers to Research Long-Term Opioid Use
60 Minutes Overtime, March 5, 2019

Opioid Addiction and Lax Practices Stall Progress on Reducing Staph Infections
Modern Healthcare, March 5, 2019

How Would Physicians Spend One Billion Dollars to Combat Opioid Crisis?
Phoenix PharmaLabs, March 5, 2019

RWJF Nurse Leader Contributes to Fighting Opioid Epidemic
AARP - Campaign for Action, March 4, 2019

Former Sales Exec Says Opioid Maker Insys Bribed Doctors to Prescribe Drugs
NBC News, March 1, 2019

Effect of Cultural Background and Healthcare Environment on Postoperative Opioid Requirement
Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, March 2019

Misinformation from Drug Companies Fueled Opioid Problem
The Newnan Times-Herald (Newnan, Ga.), February 26, 2019

Recro Pharma Announces New IV Meloxicam Data Publication in the Journal Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, ChesCo (Chester County, Pa.), February 24, 2019

Summa Health's Chief Anesthesiologist Wants to Eliminate Opiates from Surgeries
Becker's Hospital Review, February 20, 2019

Opioid Epidemic Spilling Over Onto Roads, Study Says
WKBT-TV (LaCrosse, Wis.), February 15, 2019

Parents Should Ask Questions About Opioids for Kids, Teens
The Fix, February 6, 2019

Intranasal Low-Dose Dexmedetomidine Reduces Postoperative Opioid Requirement in Patients Undergoing Hip Arthroplasty Under General Anesthesia
MD Linx, February 6, 2019

Pediatric Doctor Creates Device to Measure Pain in Patients
KIVI (Boise, Idaho), February 5, 2019

Bills Filed to Create DNR-Like Form for Opioid Treatment
WJCT (Jacksonville, Fla.), February 4, 2019

Chronic Pain Patients: The Baby With the Bathwater?
New Hampshire Union Leader, January 26, 2019

Association of Opioid Prescribing with Opioid Consumption After Surgery in Michigan
MD Linx, January 18, 2019

Physician Vanila Singh Heads Up Report on Pain Management and Opioid Crisis Released by Health and Human Services
India West, January 17, 2019

Florida ASC Anesthesiologist Says 'NOPE!' to Opioids
Becker's ASC Review, January 17, 2019

Mayor Gorton, Baptist Health Hope Film Screening Spurs Conversation on Opioid Epidemic
WKYT (Lexington, Ky.), January 16, 2019

Cincinnati VA Medical Center Helps Veterans with Opioid Addictions Retake Their Lives
WCPO (Cincinnati, Ohio), January 14, 2019

Experimental App Might Spot Drug Overdoses in Time to Help
WCJB (Gainesville, Fla.), January 9, 2019

Yale Study: Opioids Raise Pneumonia Risk, Especially in HIV Patients
New Haven Register (New Haven, Conn.), January 7, 2019

New Procedure to Help Reduce Pain Without Opioids
The Daily Evergreen (Washington State University), January 7, 2019

How Greeley Emergency and Surgery Center Slashed Opioid Use—Five Insights
Becker's ASC Review, January 7, 2019

Conn. Panel Recommends No New Courts for Opioid Addicts
Modern Healthcare, January 2, 2019

Helios Lab Launches in Reno to Fight Nevada's Opioid Epidemic
Northern Nevada Business View, December 26, 2018

Cannabinoids May Reduce Pain, Opioid Consumption After TJA
Healio.com/Orthopedics, December 26, 2018

A Treatment Protocol for Opioid-Minimal Postoperative Pain Management
MD Magazine, December 21, 2018

SmartBottle Safely Dispenses and Tracks Opioids
Packaging Digest, December 20, 2018

Federal Judge Kills Cuomo's $600M Opioid Tax
Modern Healthcare, December 19, 2018

HHS: Clinicians Should Co-Prescribe Naloxone and Opioids for High-Risk Patients
Modern Healthcare, December 19, 2018

Senate Democrats Question Financial Ties Between HHS Advisers and Opioid Manufacturers
Modern Healthcare, December 19, 2018

Helios Lab Launches in Reno to Fight Opioid Epidemic and Give Back
Nevada Business, December 18, 2018

Guideline Group Turns Gaze to Opioid Epidemic
KDAL (Duluth, Minn.), December 18, 2018

'One Pill Can Kill': National, Community Leaders Address Opioid Crisis in Town Hall
CBS6 (Albany, N.Y.), December 18, 2018

Quality Ratings are Coming to Addiction Treatment Provider Space
Modern Healthcare, December 18, 2018

Oregon Task Force Backs Controversial Opioid Plan
Modern Healthcare
, December 6, 2018

China's Crackdown on Fentanyl
EJ Insight
, December 5, 2018

Many of Idaho's Chronic Opioid Users Prescribed Unsafe Drug Combos
Modern Healthcare
, December 4, 2018

Telemedicine Underused in Treating Addiction
Modern Healthcare
, December 3, 2018

The Youngest Victims of the Opioid Crisis Deserve Better
Roll Call
, December 3, 2018

Opioid Prescription Doses Outpace Patient Usage
, November 28, 2018

CMS Takes on 'Protected Classes' in Part D
Politico Prescription Pulse
, November 27, 2018

Device That's Alternative to Opioids Shocks, Burns Patients
Modern Healthcare
, November 25, 2018

Research Indicates Compound Could Combat Drug Addiction
Albuquerque Journal
, November 22, 2018

Bisexual Women Are More Likely to Misuse Prescription Opioids, Study Finds. But Why?
Washington Post
, November 19, 2018

Geisinger Tackles Post-op Pain Management Without Opioids
Modern Healthcare
, November 16, 2018

Congress Takes Action to Curb the Opioid Crisis
, November 16, 2018

Patterns of Prescribed Opioid Use After Surgery Linked to Prescription Size, Study Says
The American Journal of Managed Care
, November 16, 2018

Opioid-Free Anesthesia Available
WRGB (Albany, N.Y.), November 15, 2018

Mercy Health and Ohio State's Wexner Medical Ally Against Opioids
Modern Healthcare
, November 14, 2018

New Ad Targets Trump's Proposed 340B Changes
Modern Healthcare
, November 13, 2018

Patients Receive More Opioids than Necessary After Surgery, Study Shows
Everyday Health
, November 12, 2018

Quantity of Opioids Prescribed Postop Linked to Consumption
Monthly Prescribing Reference
, November 8, 2018

Surgical Patients Receive Four Times the Opioids They Use, Study Shows
Modern Healthcare
, November 8, 2018

Opioids Not Always Best Choice for Chronic Pain
(Seattle, Wash.), November 7, 2018

HHS to Expand Buprenorphine Prescribing
Open Minds
(Gettysburg, Pa.), November 4, 2018

FDA Approves Powerful New Opioid in Controversial Move
The Hill
, November 2, 2018

MetroHealth Takes Multifaceted Stance in Opioid Battle
Modern Health
, October 29, 2018

The SUPPORT Act and Healthcare Providers—A First Look
JDSupra, October 25, 2018

New Opioid 500 Times Stronger Than Morphine Nears FDA Approval
The Fix
, October 25, 2018

FDA Committee Votes to Approve Opioid Tablet 1,000 Times Stronger Than Morphine, But Even the Group's Own Chair Warns 'It Will Cause Death'
Daily Mail
, October 22, 2018

FDA Panel Chair Warns of 'Abuse, Death' if Opioid is Approved
MedPage Today
, October 19, 2018

White House to Celebrate Its Opioid Work Next Week
, October 18, 2018

Preoperative and Postoperative Opioid Use Linked to Adverse Spinal Fusion Outcomes—5 Study Findings
Becker's Spine Review
, October 16, 2018

Push-Button Pain Meds Curb Need for Opioids After C-Section: Study
, October 15, 2018

Med Minute: Opioids Prescribed After Major Surgeries
KAMC News (Lubbock, Texas), October 15, 2018

Opioid Legislation: Expanding the Sunshine Act
C&M Health Law
, October 15, 2018

Harsh Realities of Opioid Addiction
The Courier-Tribune
(Asheboro, N.C.), October 15, 2018

Kentucky Initiative Looks to Curb Rise of Babies in Opioid Withdrawal
Modern Healthcare, October 15, 2018

VA to Add Naloxone to AED Cabinets
Occupational Health & Safety
, October 12, 2018

In Opioid Policy, One Size Does Not Fit All
The Hill
, October 11, 2018

Pennsylvania Health Insurers to End MAT Prior Authorizations
Modern Healthcare
, October 12, 2018

Congress Sends Bipartisan, Bicameral Opioid Response Bill to President
JD Supra
, October 11, 2018

Three Ways the Dayton VA is Fighting the Opioid Crisis
Dayton Daily News
, October 10, 2018

Medtech Reporting Would Change Under New Opioid Law
Mass Device Medical Network
, October 10, 2018

N.J. Leaders Take Action in Washington on Opioid Epidemic
Press of Atlantic City
(Pleasantville, N.J.), October 8, 2018

Recovering Addicts Sue Rehab Boss for Unpaid Labor
Modern Healthcare
, October 8, 2018

U.S. Representative Frank Pallone Calls Attention to Legislation Targeting Opioid Epidemic
, October 5, 2018

Senate Passes Opioid Legislation with Overwhelming Bipartisan Support—Includes Open Payment Reporting for NPs and PAs Starting in 2022
Policy & Medicine
, October 4, 2018

Opioid Crisis: Native Nations Strike Back Aginst Opioid Use, Misuse
Indian Country Today
,October 4, 2018

Blue Cross of Mass. Giving Opioid Overdose Reversal Kits to Employers
Modern Healthcare
, October 4, 2018

AANA Applauds Congress for Passage of Comprehensive Opioid Package
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
, October 3, 2018

Prevalence of Preoperative Opioid Use and Characteristics Associated with Opioid Use Among Patients Presenting for Surgery
JAMA Surgery
, October 2018

House Passes Opioids Legislation
Modern Healthcare
, September 28, 2018

Congress Keeps IMD Provision in Final Opioids Package
Modern Healthcare
, September 24, 2018

Sen. Capito: States and Congress Need to Battle Opioids Together
Modern Healthcare
, September 22, 2018

How EHRs Can Help ASCs and Anesthesia Providers Safely Prescribe Opioids - Six Takeaways
Becker's ASC Review
, August 21, 2018

Feds Propose Lowering Opioid Production Quotas by 10 Percent in 2019
Modern Healthcare
, August 17, 2018

Bleak New Estimates in Drug Epidemic: A Record 72,000 Overdose Deaths in 2017
The New York Times
, August 15, 2018

Variety of Factors Drive Wide Variation in Opioid Treatment Across the U.S.
Modern Healthcare, August 11, 2018

Facebook Restricts Addiction-Treatment Center Advertising
Modern Healthcare, August 9, 2018

Number of Pregnant Women Abusing Opioids Skyrockets
, August 9, 2018

Doctors Nudged by Overdose Letter Prescribe Fewer Opioids
Modern Healthcare
, August 9, 2018

HSHS Medical Group Takes Steps to Address Opioid Epidemic
O'Fallon Weekly
, August 7, 2018

Patient-Provider Communication, Education Key for Opioid Prescribing
Patient EngagementHIT
, August 3, 2018

Bipartisan Leaders of House Panel Press Drug Companies on Opioid Crisis
The Hill
, August 3, 2018

Insurers Should Care About the Opioid Crisis
New Hampshire Business Review
, August 3, 2018

The Economics of the Opioid Crisis Show Why It’s a Difficult Problem to Solve
American Enterprise Institute
, August 2, 2018

A Massive Shortage of Pain Meds is Affecting Seattle Hospitals
KUOW News and Information
, August 1, 2018

America’s Doctors Can Beat the Opioid Epidemic. Here’s How to Get Them on Board
, July 31, 2018

The Government’s Solution to the Opioid Crisis Feels Like a War to Pain Patients
Huffington Post/Health
, July 31, 2018

National Academy of Medicine Convenes Opioid Crisis Coalition
Modern Healthcare
, July 31, 2018

Congressmen Dig into Opioid Epidemic at Simi Valley Roundtable
Ventura County Star
, July 30, 2018

NYS Association of Nurse Anesthetists Focused on Opioid-Free Anesthesia
, July 30, 2018

DEA Revises Opioid-Quota Rules, Leaving Out Requested Change
, July 13, 2018

FDA Aims to Alleviate Drug Shortages with New Task Force
Market Watch
, July 13, 2018

FDA to More Aggressively Tackle Disruptive Drug Shortages
Modern Healthcare
, July 12, 2018

'Black Hawk Down' Veteran Now Deployed in Fight Against Opioids
Fox News
, July 2, 2018

MetroHealth Cuts Opioid Prescribing by 3 Million Pills
Modern Healthcare
, June 29, 2018

The Battle Against Opioid Addiction Will Be Won in Communities, Not in Washington
Modern Healthcare
, June 29, 2018

The U.S. Likely Failed to Record 70,000 Opioid Deaths, Study Says
, June 27, 2018

Congress Working Overtime to Fight U.S. Opiate Epidemic
The Vindicator
(Youngstown, Ohio), June 27, 2018

Senate Appropriators Boost Funds for Rural Telehealth, Opioid Epidemic
Modern Healthcare
, June 26, 2018

Kids Overdosing on Meds Meant to Fight Opioid Addiction
CBS News
, June 25, 2018

The Common Drug That May Make Opioid Overdose Five Times as Likely
, June 25, 2018

Opioid Epidemic's Biggest Culprit Isn't Heroin Anymore — It's Something Deadlier
, June 25, 2018

Pain Relief at a Lower Opioid Dose
, June 25, 2018

House Passes Massive Opioid Bill to Increase Treatment Access
Modern Healthcare
, June 22, 2018

Insurance Plans' Opioid Policies 'Not Well-Developed to Limt Their Overuse'
Modern Healthcare
, June 22, 2018

Nurses on Front Lines of War Against Opioid Addiction
Ellsworth American
(Ellsworth, Maine), June 21, 2018

Doctors Changing Paths to Help Opioid Crisis
(Waco, Texas), June 16, 2018

Countering the Role of Opioids in the Veterans' Mental Health Crisis
Booneville Democrat
(Booneville, Arkansas), June 15, 2018

States' Opioid-Fighting Efforts Getting Nearly $1 Billion from HHS
Modern Healthcare, June 15, 2018

Tracking Opioid Use Among Those with HIV: A Potential Cause for Concern—Public Health Watch
Contagion Live
, June 13, 2018

AAFP, Other Groups Issue Joint Principles on Opioid Crisis
, June 13, 2018

Researchers Explore How Postoperative Patients Can be Protected from Opioid Addiction
, June 13, 2018

NIH Plans to Use $500M for Opioid Addiction Treatment, Pain Management Strategies
Specialty Pharmacy Times
, June 13, 2018

Researchers Say They're On the Verge of Creating a Revolutionary, Non-Addictive Painkiller
CBS News
, June 12, 2018

Practitioners Adhere to Opioid RX Law
Montrose Press
, June 12, 2018

Task Force Releases Recommendations to End Opioid Crisis
(Toledo, Ohio), June 12, 2018

Superbug Infections Rising Among Injection Drug Users
Modern Healthcare
, June 7, 2018

Pennsylvania Approves Medical Marijuana to Treat Opioid Addiction
, Updated June 6, 2018

Guest Commentary: Treating Addiction as an Acute Disease is Killing Thousands
Modern Healthcare
, June 6, 2018

White House Launches Opioid Education Campaign that Targets Young People Using Shock Value
WBIR 10 News
(Knoxville, Tennessee), June 6, 2018

Opioid Rx Rates Surprisingly High Following C-Sections
Anesthesiology News
, June 5, 2018

Lourdes Surgeon Presents "Opioid-Sparing" Procedure to Healthcare Council
The Intelligencer
(Doylestown, Pennsylvania), June 2, 2018

Evidence Shows Docs are Cutting Opioid Prescriptions: AMA
Modern Healthcare
, May 31, 2018

Watchdog: VA Cuts Opioid Prescription Rate by 41 Percent in Past 5 Years
Stars & Stripes
, May 29, 2018

Public Perception is Tough to Overcome in Battle Against Opioid Addiction
Modern Healthcare
, May 26, 2018

Chinese Fentanyl is a Big, Deadly Business
, May 23, 2018

Behavioral Health Counseling Program Aims to Combat Opioid Crisis
The Fix
, May 23, 2018

150 Years Into the Opioid Epidemic, Many Are Resorting to Ibogaine Treatment
The Jerusalem Post
, May 22, 2018

Blaming Fentanyl for the Nation's Opiate Crisis
Psychology Today
, May 22, 2018

This Company Needs Workers So Badly It's Putting Them Through Drug Rehab
CNN Money, May 22, 2018

OpinionAmerica's 150 Year Opioid Epidemic
New York Times
, May 19, 2018

Opioid Crisis: What People Don't Know About Heroin
Rolling Stone
, May 18, 2018

Congressional Bill Would Add 1,000 Doctors to Fight Opioid Addiction
, May 17, 2018

Doctors Need the Whole Picture on Opioid Addiction
The Hill
, May 17, 2018

Opioid Crisis Makes More Organs Available
NBC News
, May 16, 2018

Opioid Crisis Costs Indiana $11 Million Daily, Study Shows
WTHR (Indianapolis), May 16, 2018

Six States Sue Maker of OxyContin as They Battle Expenses, Human Costs of Opioid Crisis
USA Today
, May 16, 2018

Did Drug Company Payments to Doctors Help Fuel the Opioid Epidemic?
Los Angeles Times
, May 14, 2018

Senate Finds Telemedicine is Crucial to Opioid Epidemic Fight
Healthcare IT News
, April 26, 2018

Opioid Crisis Cost Washington State $9 Billion in 2016
, April 26, 2018

U.S. Attorney Takes Aim at Crime, Opioid Crisis
Daily Advance
, April 26, 2018

Google is Promoting the DEA's 'Take Back Day' on Its Homepage to Help Combat the Opioid Crisis
Washington Post
, April 25, 2018

Apply Lessons from AIDS Epidemic to Opioid Crisis
Daily Hampshire Gazette
, April 25, 2018

Sen. McConnell's Bill Takes Aim at Ravages of Opioid Epidemic on the Workforce
Courier Journal
, April 24, 2018

Senate Panel Advances Opioid Response Bill, But Democrats Say More is Needed
Modern Healthcare
, April 24, 2018

Connelly: Opioid Crisis Cost Washington More Than $9 Billion—Report
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
, April 23, 2018

Editorial: A Strategy for Combating Opioid Addiction
Modern Healthcare
, April 21, 2018

OpinionAn Opioid Crisis Foretold
New York Times
, April 21, 2018

Here is How to Head Off the Opioid Problem at the Source
The Tennessean
, April 11, 2018

Study: Despite Decline in Prescriptions, Opioid Deaths Skyrocketing Due to Heroin and Synthetic Drugs
Washington Post, April 10, 2018

Surgeon General Supports Needle Exchanges to Limit Disease From Opioid Crisis
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
, April 10, 2018

Drug Distributor Sued in Opioid Crisis to Donate 80,000 Doses of Overdose Antidote
WCPO (Cincinnati), April 10, 2018

Week Ahead: Congress Nears Finish Line on Opioid Legislation
Modern Healthcare, April 7, 2018

Warren Unveils Opioid Legislation as Congress Prepares Its Package
Modern Healthcare, April 6, 2018

Federal Moves to Help Opioid Crisis Not Enough, Experts Say
NBC News, April 5, 2018

Two New Studies Show How Marijuana Can Help Fight the Opioid Epidemic
The Washington Post
, April 2, 2018

Marijuana Legalization Could Help Offset Opioid Epidemic, Studies Find
, April 2, 2018

The Health 202: Opioid Company Blames Government for Native American Crisis
The Washington Post, April 2, 2018

Unique 'Emergency Room' for Addicts to Open in Baltimore
Modern Healthcare, March 30, 2018

Postop Anesthetic Eye Drops Reduce Need for Opioid Pain Relief
American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, March 27, 2018

Hospitals Nationwide Now Dealing with Opioid Shortage
WMBF News, March 26, 2018

U.S. Opioid ODs Cluster in Centers of Poverty
HealthDay, March 26, 2018

Opioid Crisis Gripping More Addicts Before Adulthood
KPBS (San Diego), March 26, 2018

Research Shows Cannabis May Curb Alcohol and Cocaine Addictions
Complex, March 25, 2018

Congress to Put Record Funding into Opioid Drug Crisis
ABC 12, March 25, 2018

Sen. Tom Cotton Backs Stricter Penalties for Fentanyl, Calling it a 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'
The Daily Signal, March 25, 2018

HIV/AIDS Taught Us How to Beat the Opioid Epidemic
Salon, March 25, 2018

New Treatment Program for Pregnant Women Addicted to Opioids
CantonRep.com, March 25, 2018

Editorial: Opioids Pose New Danger, Require New Strategy to Combat
The Daily News (Memphis), March 24, 2018

Opioid Abuse/Dependence in Those Hospitalized Due to Periapical Abscess
International and American Associations for Dental Research, March 23, 2018

Hospitals, Gov't Address Opioids
Written by Linda Welch, DNP, CRNA
Clinton Herald (Clinton, Iowa), March 16, 2018

House Committee to Consider Slew of Bills to Counter Opioid Crisis
Washington Examiner, March 14, 2018

New Jersey Hospital Association Advocates for Opioid Crisis Solutions in D.C.
NJHA, March 14, 2018

Opioid Overprescribing Is Not a Myth
, March 13, 2018

Michigan Falls Short in Frontline Treatment for Opioid Crisis
Bridge Magazine
, March 13, 2018

Nashville Mom Pushes for New Bottle Cap to Decelerate the Opioid Crisis
WKRN.com, March 13, 2018

Protesters at Metropolitan Museum Chant "Shame on Sackler," Targeting Donors Who Profited from Opioid Crisis
Hyperallergic Newsletter, March 12, 2018

Overshadowed by the Opioid Crisis: A Comeback by Cocaine
New York Times, March 5, 2018

It's a Myth America Consumes 80% of World's Opioids
Pain News Network March 8, 2018

NQF Creates Opioid Stewardship Guidebook for Providers
Modern Healthcare, March 8, 2018

Jury's In: Opioids are Not Better Than Other Medicines for Chronic Pain
NBC News

Opioid Overdose ER Cases Rise 30 Percent, According to CDC
Modern Healthcare, March 6, 2018

Legislation Aims to Fight Opioid Crisis
The Observer, March 5, 2018

Some of Those Hit Hardest By The Opioid Epidemic Are Not Rural, White Americans
Washington Post, March 2, 2018

States Seek More Federal Funding for Opioid Treatment, Not More Promises
NPR, March 1, 2018

Fighting the Opioid Crisis: Update on Pennsylvania's Opioid Emergency Declaration
WETM-TV (Elmira, N.Y.), February 28, 2018

Opinion: Lawsuits Are Not A Solution to the Opioid Crisis
Newsday, February 28, 2018

Opioid Crisis: Justice Department to Back Local Lawsuits Against Manufacturers
The Guardian, February 27, 2018

Amidst Opioid Crisis, A Search for Alternatives
OPB/NPR, February 27, 2018

A New Bipartisan Bill Tackling the Opioid Crisis Still Falls Short of What's Actually Needed
ThinkProgress, February 27, 2018

Opioid-Free Anesthesia: The Future of Pain Management
Mayo Clinic Health System, February 26, 2018

NYC: Opioid Crisis Has Cost City $500 Million
Wall Street Journal, February 26, 2018

Bill to Combat Opioid Crisis Clears Iowa House
Des Moines Register, February 26, 2018

Gaps in Providers' Ability to Prescribe Buprenorphine Hinder Opioid Treatment Efforts
Modern Healthcare, February 23, 2018

Senate Reaches Spending Deal That Includes Opioid Funding, CHIP Extension
Modern Healthcare, February 7, 2018

AHIP Analysis Reveals Trouble Spots in Opioid Prescribing
Modern Healthcare, February 7, 2018

Stone: Together We Can Fight Opioid Problem
Odessa America Online (Odessa, Texas), February 5, 2018

Breathing Problems Linked to Drug That Treats Opioid Addiction
Science Daily, February 1, 2018

Can This Silicon Valley Startup Bioengineer a Less Addictive Opioid?
Fast Company, February 1, 2018

Trump Calls Opioid Crisis a Priority. So Where's the Funding
Modern Healthcare, February 1, 2018

Local CRNAs at Forefront of Opioid-Free Movement
Mitchell News-Journal (Spruce Pine, N.C.), January 31, 2018

Gov. Haslam Appoints New Commission on Pain and Addiction Medicine Education
Local 8 Now (Knoxville, Tenn.), January 24, 2018

Arizona Plan to Combat Opioids Would Limit Dosages, Amounts
Modern Healthcare, January 19, 2018

Stefanik Jumps Into Heroin Task Force
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, January 19, 2018

As the Opioid Crisis Grows, States are Opening Medicaid to Alternative Medicine
Stat, January 17, 2018

Walmart Takes on Opioid Crisis, Offering Free Solution to Safely Dispose of Unused Meds
USA Today, January 17, 2018

Health: Acupuncture in the Opioid Crisis Era
Columbus Monthly, January 16, 2018

Lawmakers Look at Ways to Combat Opioid Crisis
News Press New, January 16, 2018

Health Care Providers Unite for Opioid Event
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 15, 2018

Hospitals Turn to Collaborative Agreements to Battle Addiction Crisis
Modern Healthcare, January 13, 2018

FDA Names Opioids, Drug Competition as Top 2018 Policy Goals
Modern Healthcare, January 12, 2018

VA Becomes First Hospital System to Release Opioid Prescribing Rates
Newton County Times (Jasper, Ark.), January 11, 2018

VA Secretary David Shulkin: We've Reduced Opioid Use by 36 Percent Since 2010
Fox Business, January 10, 2018

Tragedy Impetus for Perioperative Anesthetic Program for Recovering Addicts
Anesthesiology News, January 8, 2018

More Access for Doctors Could Ease Opioid Crisis
Tahlequah Daily Press, January 5, 2018

Hc1 Uses Artificial Intelligence to Uncover Opioid Crisis Insights
Xconomy.com, January 4, 2018

State Lawmakers Take Aim at Opioid Crisis
Good4Utah, January 4, 2018

Grant to Help Opioid Crisis in Rural Counties
Fox 11 News (WLUK), January 4, 2018

Addiction Experts Give Their Thoughts on the Opioid Crisis
The Bulletin (Oregon), January 4, 2018

Nevada Wants Its Next Execution to be Done with an Opioid
QZ.com, December 12, 2017

Blue Cross to Limit Opioid Scripts to 30-day Supply
Modern Healthcare, December 11, 2017

Veterans More Likely to Die From Opioids Than Civilians
High Times, December 5, 2017

Opioid Crisis: Criminal Justice Referrals Miss Treatment Opportunities, Study Suggests
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, December 4, 2017

Surgery-Related Opioid Doses Could Drop Dramatically, Without Affecting Patients' Pain Control, Study Suggests
University of Michigan, December 4, 2017

Mortality from Opioid Addiction Quadruples
Modern Healthcare
, December 4, 2017

U.S. Approves Monthly Injection for Opioid Addiction
Modern Healthcare, December 1, 2017

FDA Approves First Once-Monthly Buprenorphine Injection, a Medication-Assisted Treatment Option for Opioid Use Disorder
FDA, November 30, 2017

Range of Opioid Prescribers Plays Important Role in Epidemic, Study Finds
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, November 27, 2017

Also: VA Can Share Dependents' Opioid Use
The Journal Gazette (Ft. Wayne, Ind.), November 23, 2017

Alternative Pain Therapies Could Help Quell Opioid Crisis, But Barriers Remain
U.S. News & World Report, November 21, 2017

Economic Burden of Opioid Epidemic Hit $95 Billion in 2016
Modern Healthcare, November 16, 2017

The Death of Pain Management
Pain News Network, November 16, 2017

FDA Clears Nerve Stimulator to Aid Recovery from Opioids
Modern Healthcare, November 15, 2017

Opioid Abuse Crisis Takes Heavy Toll on U.S. Veterans
U.S. News & World Report, November 10, 2017

Stem the Tide: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic (Toolkit)
American Hospital Association, November 6, 2017

Dad Testifies to Commission on Combating Drug Addiction
Eagle-Tribune (Mass.), November 5, 2017

How Hospitals Can Fight the Opioid Crisis
Medscape, November 2, 2017

Major Health Provider Sees Big Opioid Prescription Decline
Modern Healthcare, November 1, 2017

Taking Opioids Out of Anesthesia Decreases Post-Surgery Nausea
National Pain Report, November 1, 2017

Anesthesia Providers Turning to Non-Opioid Alternatives
ABC6 (Knoxville, Tenn.), October 31, 2017

To Fight the Opioid Crisis, These Doctors Cut Back on Opioids
NBC News, October 30, 2017

Study Finds Providers Lack Resources to Stem Opioid Crisis
Modern Healthcare, October 30, 2017

Opioid-free Anesthesia Reduces Postoperative Nausea, Study Finds
American Pharmacist Association, October 27, 2017

Five Fast Facts on the U.S. Opioid Addiction Crisis
U.S. News & World Report, October 26, 2017

Spine Osteoarthritis Patients and Those Under 65 More Likely to Use Opioids to Manage Pain
American College of Rheumatology, October 26, 2017

Opioids and Antidepressants Linked to Higher Fracture Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
American College of Rheumatology, October 26, 2017

Opioid-Free Anesthesia Tolerated in Outpatient Surgery
Renal & Urology News, October 25, 2017

The Lawyer Who Beat Big Tobacco Takes on the Opioid Industry
Bloomberg Businessweek, October 5, 2017

Why One Pain Specialist Hasn’t Prescribed an Opioid in 10 Years
Michigan Health Lab, March 13, 2017