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House and Senate Prepare to Pass a Bipartisan Bill to Fight the Opioid Crisis

In late September 2018, the US House and Senate agreed on a compromise bill to address multiple aspects of the opioid crisis. Among the key provisions in the bill are ones to:

· Enhance access to non-opioid pain treatment options provided by Medicaid.

· Improve data sharing for…

Dec 20, 2018
 
 

Know your opioids

How does oxycodone differ from hydrocodone? How powerful is fentanyl compared to morphine? A working knowledge of opioids is important for clinicians who treat patients with chronic pain. Opioids include:

Morphine, derived from secretions of the poppy plant. The strength of other opioids is usually given as “morphine equivalents,” based…

Dec 17, 2018
 

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