In recent weeks, hundreds of hospitals have joined the fight against the opioid epidemic by filing suits against the highly addictive drug’s makers and distributors.
An estimated 130+ people die every day from opioid-related drug overdoses, and now a landmark decision in Oklahoma is holding one drug maker responsible.
As the opioid crisis escalated into an epidemic across the U.S., thousands of surgeons continued to hand out far more pills than needed.
All eyes were on Oklahoma last week, when the first case in a flood of litigation against opioid drug manufacturers began Tuesday.
A report released this week by an inter-agency task force highlights the benefits of physical therapy and other modalities in combatting the opioid crisis.
On October 24th, President Trump signed a package of bills designed to confront and combat the nation’s opioid epidemic. On November 2nd, the FDA approved Dsuvia.
As the opioid epidemic continues to wreak havoc on the United States, we take a look at the viability of cannabidiol as an alternative.
Despite campaigns by the therapy community, and the government, to loosen the grip of opioids in the U.S., patients still expect them after surgery.
Landmark legislation to fight the opioid epidemic, supported by the APTA, is headed to the President’s desk to be signed into law.
Physical therapy is a viable alternative to opioid use. Yet, nearly 48,000 Americans died due to opioid related overdoses last year.