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Facebook restricts addiction-treatment center advertising

Facebook restricts addiction-treatment center advertising

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  August 09, 2018

To cut back on predatory marketing of addiction treatment centers, Facebook will require such centers to go through a certification and application process. Google has already implemented a similar policy.

FDA gives drugmakers new ways to prove opioid disorder treatments work

FDA gives drugmakers new ways to prove opioid disorder treatments work

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  August 06, 2018

The FDA has noticeably shifted its approach to drug approval, releasing new recommendations that give drug developers a wider array of outcome measures to prove the efficacy of new medication-assisted treatments for opioid use disorder.

Back pain patients get fast therapy with St. Luke's spine program

Back pain patients get fast therapy with St. Luke's spine program

By Maria Castellucci  |  August 01, 2018

St. Luke's University Health Network has created a new program that ensures patients with lower back pain get access to physical therapy within 48 hours to prevent chronic back pain that can lead to surgery and opioid dependency.

Opioid laws hit physicians, patients in unintended ways

Opioid laws hit physicians, patients in unintended ways

By Jay Greene  |  July 30, 2018

New Michigan laws on opioids intended to save lives have physicians complaining about unintended consequences. They say regulations have added unnecessary administrative headaches, led to a climate of fear for doctors and left patients unable to get medications when they really need them.

Surgeon general, hospitals team up to combat opioid abuse

Surgeon general, hospitals team up to combat opioid abuse

By Matthew Weinstock  |  July 27, 2018

Saying there is still a lot of "low-hanging fruit," U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams Friday announced his office will partner with the American Hospital Association to further combat the opioid epidemic.

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