Archive | Prescription Drugs
Posted on April 19, 2018 | By Advanced Medical Reviews
Opioids have extensive histories as both prescribed and illicit drugs, and the fundamental challenge they present – as uniquely powerful analgesics that are nevertheless highly addictive – has long bedeviled the healthcare sector.
Posted on February 2, 2018 | By Advanced Medical Reviews
Unlike national programs such as Supplemental Security Income and state-federal partnerships like Medicaid, the structure and the funding of WC initiatives are entirely determined by statehouses.
Posted on January 25, 2018 | By Advanced Medical Reviews
Physicians are working toward a consensus on appropriate opioid prescription practices while navigating structural challenges to consistent and safe prescribing.
Posted on January 18, 2018 | By Advanced Medical Reviews
The culture of prescription drugs is slowly evolving so that opioids are used in quantities and therapies reflecting their safety profiles.
Posted on January 11, 2018 | By Advanced Medical Reviews
Years in the making, the opioid epidemic now accounts for a majority of all drug overdoses in the country.
Posted on November 2, 2017 | By Advanced Medical Reviews
EBM is a major step forward from older systems of medicine such as humorism and unproven (but once commonplace) procedures such as bloodletting.
Posted on August 18, 2017 | By Advanced Medical Reviews
VBP is designed to improve accountability for treatments and align patient/plan payments accordingly.
Posted on June 23, 2017 | By Advanced Medical Reviews
Prescription drugs are critical to any effective healthcare system, but in the U.S. they are also a growing financial burden on patients, employers and care providers, many of whom struggle to keep up with their high costs. According to separate reports from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, prescriptions accounted for a […]
Posted on March 30, 2017 | By Advanced Medical Reviews
The opioid crisis continues to loom in healthcare, as more individuals become addicted to and die from lawful and illegal forms of opioids. While controlled substances such as heroin are to blame for much of the problem, prescription medications are also a contributor. Variation in how physicians treat chronic pain and non-nerve-related back pain and […]
Posted on March 6, 2017 | By Advanced Medical Reviews
The 21st Century Cures Act, the opioid crisis, and the cost of pharmaceuticals dominated the headlines of 2016, highlighting the importance of understanding how prescription drugs work in today’s healthcare industry. One valuable tool used by employers, health plans and pharmacists is Drug Utilization Review (DUR). AMR created a quick reference guide to DUR so you […]