Healthcare News & Insights

‘Nudges’ cut back on unnecessary antibiotic use

Many hospitals are still struggling to get doctors to prescribe fewer antibiotics to patients. One recent study looked at how effective a few gentle “nudges” might be in helping doctors avoid unnecessary antibiotic use. 

Major pharmacy cuts off access to opioids for high-risk prescribers

Abuse of opioid prescription painkillers is the No. 2 cause of accidental death in the US.  And the problem is only getting worse. In 1999, the number of deaths due to overdose in the U.S. was 4,000. In 2010, it skyrocketed to 16,600. But one pharmacy is cracking down on doctors that overprescribe opioids and […] [MORE]