Opioids

Dec 1, 2022
The AHA urges the DEA to release proposed rules for the Special Registration for Telemedicine as soon as possible. Doing so is necessary to ensure an appropriate feedback period and time for hospitals and health systems to comply with requirements.
Nov 9, 2022
The Food and Drug Administration recently updated its health care provider fact sheet on bebtelovimab to note that the monoclonal antibody is not expected to neutralize omicron subvariants BQ.1 and BQ.1.1.
Nov 3, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today released updated guidelines for clinicians prescribing opioids to outpatients for short- or long-term pain, which replace guidelines released in 2016.
Oct 21, 2022
UK HealthCare has been serving Lexington and its surrounding communities since 1962. Home to a Level I Trauma Center and a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, UK HealthCare is committed to ensuring that every Kentuckian, no matter how sick they are, has access to quality care.
Sep 7, 2022
Hospitals and health systems must be clear on goals of their opioid stewardship program and intentional about a process for measuring and monitoring progress.
Sep 1, 2022
In this episode – part four of AHA’s five-part series on opioid stewardship – Marie Cleary-Fishman, AHA’s vice president of clinical quality, is joined once again by Holly Geyer, M.D., hospital internal medicine practitioner subspecialized in addiction medicine at Mayo Clinic. The discussion:…
Aug 31, 2022
America has seen soaring rates of fatal overdoses from opioid analgesics – that is prescription drugs such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is often produced and sold illegally.
Jul 13, 2022
Marie Cleary-Fishman, speaks with Holly Geyer, M.D., about the roots of the opioid epidemic and the state and federal requirements — and institutional protocols — for developing solutions.
Jul 13, 2022
The opioid crisis has been around for decades and has progressively worsen during the pandemic.
Jul 6, 2022
During the past two years, the health care field has been focused on fighting COVID-19…as it should be. Yet at the same time, another crisis surges.