The Development of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids

Abuse-Deterrent Opioids (ADOs) have been the focus of recent pharmaceutical research both in the United States and internationally. The impetus for this research is that most of the currently available extended-release opioids, indicated for individuals requiring around-the-clock analgesia, do not provide sufficient deterrence to disruption of the extended-release mechanism. So check out this video about […]

Pain Management: Balance and Adoption of Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Formulations

The increase in unintended deaths attributed to the use of prescription opioid analgesics has led to the development of drug formulations that incorporate abuse-deterred technologies. It’s all about pain management and the balance and adoption of Abuse-Deterrent Opioid (ADO) formulations. The prescribing of abuse-deterrent opioids (ADOs) has the potential to reduce unintended deaths, but may […]

Hospitals Take Tentative EMR Steps

Hospitals across the country are evaluating if, when, and how they will subsidize electronic medical record technology purchases for community physicians in light of relaxed Stark anti-kickback regulations. While a few hospitals have begun rolling out programs, most are still developing strategies. See also this World Economic Forum video about the future of hospitals: “I […]

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