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Pharmacists: Frontline Fighters in the Opioid Abuse Crisis

Opioid abuse has reached epidemic proportions in the united states, with the rising number of opioid-related overdoses and deaths alarming drug manufacturers, health care providers, lawmakers, and patients alike.

Pharmacists: Frontline Fighters in the Opioid Abuse Crisis


Orginally Published At: Pain Management – Pharmacy Times

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Express Scripts Officials Offer Value-Based Migraine Program

Once on preventive therapy, these neuroscience specialist pharmacists will offer coaching for members to achieve optimal medication adherence, and to help members avoid migraine triggers.  

Express Scripts Officials Offer Value-Based Migraine Program


Orginally Published At: Pain Management – Pharmacy Times

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Opioid Addiction and Overdose

Opioid use, abuse, and associated deaths have skyrocketed in the United States over the past decade. Since 1999, the number of opioid-related deaths has quadrupled

Opioid Addiction and Overdose


Orginally Published At: Pain Management – Pharmacy Times

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FDA Officials Warn About Misusing Meds in Implanted Pain Pumps

Officials with the FDA noted that patients are sometimes being treated with medications that are not approved (including compounded medicines as well as hydromorphone, bupivacaine, fentanyl and clonidine) for use with an intrathecal implanted pump.

FDA Officials Warn About Misusing Meds in Implanted Pain Pumps


Orginally Published At: Pain Management – Pharmacy Times