App gives friends, family power to prevent opioid overdose deaths

OpiRescue by RxAssurance wins SAMHSA overdose prevention challenge The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced that OpiRescue received the top prize in its Opioid Overdose Prevention Challenge. To help combat the rise in opioid-related overdose deaths, RxAssurance, a Denver-based prescription optimization company, created OpiRescue. The free, lifesaving app is for family and … Continued

Doctors unaware patients are abusing pain meds

A recent study released in The Clinical Journal of Pain by a colleague of mine validated my suspicions, yet still shocked me. Lead author G. Caleb Alexander, MD, MS, associate professor in the John Hopkins Bloomberg School’s Department of Epidemiology and co-director of the Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness, found that nearly half of … Continued