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DEA cracking down on fake fentanyl traffickers

DEA cracking down on fake fentanyl traffickers

By Associated Press  |  November 10, 2017

The goal is to make it easier for federal prosecutors to go after people who peddle illicit versions of the deadly opioid fentanyl that are fueling the nation's drug abuse crisis.

Pharmacies, PBMs, insurers call for opioid prescription policy changes

Pharmacies, PBMs, insurers call for opioid prescription policy changes

By Alex Kacik  |  November 08, 2017

A group of pharmacies, PBMs and health plans pledged to support the federal government and states in clamping down on behaviors that have allowed opioid abuse to swell into a national epidemic, including recommendations to enforce seven-day prescriptions and e-prescribing.

Major health provider sees big opioid prescription decline

Major health provider sees big opioid prescription decline

By Associated Press  |  November 01, 2017

A major healthcare system serving the upper Midwest said this week that the number of opioid pills it prescribes has fallen by almost a quarter as it works to respond to America's opioid epidemic.

No new funding in Trump's emergency opioid declaration

No new funding in Trump's emergency opioid declaration

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  October 26, 2017

President Trump formally declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency, but patient advocates and providers say a lack of new funding does nothing to help stem the impact of the epidemic.

Guest Commentary: It's time for bold action on the opioid crisis

Guest Commentary: It's time for bold action on the opioid crisis

By Dr. Marc Harrison  |  October 25, 2017

Intermountain Healthcare CEO Dr. Marc Harrison says that with nearly 100 people dying every day from opioid abuse, it's time for medical institutions and individuals to take additional action and boldly address the epidemic.

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