Category: Current Events

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Author: Leslie R. Dye, MD, FACMT; VP, Editor-in-Chief, Medical and Drug Content Drug overdose deaths increased by 54% from 2011 to 2016 in the United States and opioids continue to top the list, according to data recently released by the… Read more

Opioid Prescribing Rates Drop in Wake of CDC Guidelines

Release of guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in March 2016 coincided with a sharp sustained monthly decline in opioid prescriptions, according to an analysis of prescribing practices published earlier this year in the Annals of… Read more

Telemedicine Trends in the ER: Innovative Applications

Emergency Department (ED) traffic continues to be a thorn in the side of healthcare organizations that are under immense pressure from payer organizations to reduce utilization rates and wait times. In 2017, the top five hospitals in terms of ED… Read more

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