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Gateway Health, Allegheny Health Network launch opioid program

Allegheny Health Network and Gateway Health have launched a new holistic treatment plan to fight opioid addiction related to chronic pain management. The Enhanced Pain Management Program will build on each organization’s success in treating opioid addiction and will unite alternative non-opioid therapies with support services to help patients successfully manage their physical pain. In… Read More »

CMS adds Medicaid and rural data to Opioid Prescribing Mapping Tool

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has broadened the scope of the Opioid Prescribing Mapping Tool, which was first launched three years ago to give insights into Medicare Part D prescribing rates. This update hopes to help combat the crisis by better informing local prevention and treatment efforts, especially in rural communities hardest hit… Read More »

Here is why white folks are fueling the opioid crisis, study says

The opioid crisis is at the center of a national disparity in how the public views and responds to drug addiction, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. The health care community funnels too many drugs to low-income white patients, triggering addiction, while people of color who… Read More »