Obesity may contribute to incident long-term prescription opioid use due to underlying pain conditions.
Combating the opioid epidemic is a popular cause, and many organizations, government entities, and health care groups have responded.
Regardless of naloxone availability, rural pharmacies can serve as an educational resource for individuals seeking access to the medication.
Patients receiving methadone treatment are at most risk of overdosing during the first 4 weeks of treatment initiation and following the end of treatment.
An Ohio law allowing pharmacists to dispense naloxone without a prescription was linked to a significant increase in naloxone dispensing rates, especially in low-employment areas.
A new CDC report found that benzodiazepines were prescribed at 27 annual physician visits per 100 adults from 2014 to 2016.
A preemptive pain management program involving OTC medications can help reduce the need for opioid prescriptions following certain surgeries.
The FDA Committees voted against recommending approval of Nektar Therapeutics' oxycodegol.
In a new lawsuit, CVS, Walgreen, Rite Aid, and other major pharmacy chains said that they are not to blame in federal opioid litigation
Pharmacies can play an important role in raising awareness about efficient medication disposal methods.