Buprenorphine Prior Authorization Removal: Low Hanging Fruit in the Opioid Overdose Crisis

Beetham T. Buprenorphine prior authorization removal: low hanging fruit in the opioid overdose crisis. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;25. The overdose crisis in the United States is not abating. The number of overdose mortalities has never been higher, and synthetic opioid mortalities increased 45% from 2016 to 2017 (Scholl, et al., 2019). The scope is […]

The Opioid Epidemic in Massachusetts: Can Current Legislation Address New Challenges?

Gumidyala S. The opioid epidemic in Massachusetts: can current legislation address new challenges? Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;22. In 2016, Massachusetts had an opioid related death rate of about 33 for every 100,000 people, one of the highest rates among all 50 states, and much higher than the national average of about 20.[1.Drug Overdose Mortality […]