Search Tag: prescription drug abuse

Executive Health Management

Only Half of Physicians Use Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

2015 02 Mar

State databases that monitor prescription medications to prevent the abuse and misuse of controlled substances are used by only half of physicians, despite widespread awareness of such programs. According to a new national survey, barriers include difficulties in database usability and limited interactions across state borders. The study has been published... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Opioid Drugs Not Always Effective for Chronic Pain

2015 19 Jan

According to a white paper released by the National Institutes of Health, there is little or no evidence of the effectiveness of opioid drugs in the treatment of long-term chronic pain, despite the extensive growth in the use of these drugs. The paper states that many of the studies that have been used over the years to justify the use of opioid... Read more