Overuse of prescription opioids has led to high rates of addiction and even death. Health care leaders discussed how to manage the use of high-dose opioids in the safety net.
A pilot project aims to prevent prescription painkiller overdoses by educating prescribers about Naloxone — a drug that counters the effects of opioids and saves lives.
A pilot project shows that medication order review by remote pharmacists — dubbed telepharmacy — offers a viable solution for rural hospitals that lack night and weekend coverage.
CHCF's Health Innovation Fund invests in PipelineRx, a telepharmacy company that offers safety-net and rural hospitals access to remote pharmacy consultations.