Tag Archives: Opioid

CDC concurs with panel on misapplication of opioid guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is clarifying its guidelines on opioid prescribing, citing the findings of a review panel led by Regenstrief Institute Research Scientist Dr. Kurt Kroenke. Kroenke and his colleagues found that many clinicians, policymakers and payers are misapplying the CDC’s guidelines, and these actions are negatively affecting patients. The CDC… Read More »

Opioid Litigation Divides Sackler Family Over How To Respond To Charges It Bears Responsibility For Deadly Epidemic

As communities seek billions in settlements, the family that owns OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma is reportedly growing uneasy about defense tactics and charges of misleading marketing. Other news on the drug epidemic looks at a new CDC report on cocaine and meth deaths and unethical practices by a Delaware physician. Reuters: Following Opioid Suits, Family Behind… Read More »

In Brief: Treating Pregnant Women with Opioid Addiction

According to a recent analysis of national data by the Centers for Disease Control, the number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder (as documented at the time of delivery) more than quadrupled from 1999 through 2014. Studies of opioid exposure in pregnancy suggest increased risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and birth… Read More »