Managing Opioid Overdose in the Hospital Setting

There are numerous crucial roles pharmacists can play in the appropriate care of patients with opioid toxicity in the hospital setting.

Worsening Overdose Crisis Predicted

Opioid-related research developments of interest to pharmacists.

OTC Transdermal Analgesic Patches in Pain Management

While these products are generally safe when used according to labeling, pharmacists must be familiar with available evidence in order to help patients safely self-medicate.

Perils of Mixing Opioids, Benzodiazepines

Opioid-related research developments of interest to pharmacists.

Guiding Novel Neurologic Drug Approvals

The FDA’s review of drug and biological products in this medication class is critical, as a brain impairment impacts between 6.5% and 7.9% of adults in the United States.

Opioid Therapy–Associated Cardiovascular Effects

In patients taking prescribed opioids, an increased cardiovascular event rate has recently been reported in older adults.. 

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