Opioid Evidence & Research

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 5-Point Strategy to Combat the Opioid Crisis

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 5-Point Strategy attacks all aspects of the opioid crisis, from addiction, prevention, treatment and recovery services to better data, pain management, and research. The latest news and patient and family stories are also included in this all-inclusive resource.

Pain Management Therapy: The Benefits of Compounded Transdermal Pain Medication

This article was published November 27, 2014 in the Journal of General Practice and discusses the benefits of compounded transdermal pain medication. This review offers an overview of examples to provide evidence of the benefits.

Topical Preparations for Pain Relief: Efficacy and Patient Adherence

This article was published December 20, 2010 in the Journal of Pain Research and presents findings regarding topical formulation of the most widely used drugs for pain treatment and the role of physical agents as delivery enhancers.

Effect of a Data-driven Intervention on Opioid Prescribing Intensity Among Emergency Department Providers: A Randomized Controlled Trial

This Academic Emergency Medicine study notes that 75 percent of emergency department (ED) physicians underestimated their opioid prescribing patterns. These physicians reduced their opioid prescribing over the following six to twelve months once they saw the data. Are you collecting and sharing ED physicians’ opioid prescribing patterns and sharing these results with them? Suggested data …

Enough Opioids

This graph depicts some communities in which enough opioids were dispensed to Medicare FFS beneficiaries, to supply every Medicare fee-for-service beneficiary enough opioids for more than 20 days of treatment (2016 data).

A Primer on the Opioid Morbidity and Mortality Crisis: What Every Prescriber Should Know

This e-learning module from the American Medical Association provides awareness and support for preventing opioid-related harm.

Prescription Behavior Surveillance System (PBSS) Issue Brief

The Prescription Behavior Surveillance System (PBSS) collects prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) data from 12 states and uses these data to calculate aggregate indicators of controlled substance prescribing behaviors. This Issue Brief links the increase in overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids other than methadone is linked to the increase in the fentanyl supply in PBSS …

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation Infographic – The Opioid Crisis at a Glance

This infographic from the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation offers an overview of the opioid crisis at a glance. The graphic incorporates data from 2015 (the most current available as of December 2017). See the methods section under the graphic for more detailed information.

Prescription Nation 2018

This National Safety Council (NSC) report provides government officials with the blueprint they need to address the opioid emergency and save lives. On pages 4 and 5, the NSC offers an overview of six evidence-based key actions and grades the states on their progress. The Executive Summary includes many statistics and discusses how the opioid …

National Institutes of Health Study Explains Why Opioid Therapy May Not Always Work Well for Chronic Pain

Researchers have shown that pain-induced changes in the rat brain’s opioid receptor system may explain the limited effectiveness of opioid therapy in chronic pain and may play a role in the depression that often accompanies it. The study, conducted by scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and colleagues from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, …

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