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When the Prescription Becomes the Problem

April 2015

People are getting sicker — and even dying — from the painkillers prescribed by their physicians. What is the medical community doing about this epidemic?

Request for Applications: Creating a Culture of Safe Prescribing

April 2015

CHCF sought family medicine and internal medicine residency programs to join an action group focused on safe prescribing practices for opioid-dependent patients. Applications were due May 12.

Striking a Balance: Safety-Net Leaders Explore Solutions to the Prescription Painkiller Epidemic

March 2015

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.

Educating Prescribers About Naloxone to Prevent Opioid Deaths

March 2015

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.

Rural Inpatient Telepharmacy Consultation Demonstration for After-Hours Medication Review

August 2012

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.

Telepharmacy by PipelineRx

March 2012

CHCF's Health Innovation Fund invests in PipelineRx, a telepharmacy company that offers safety-net and rural hospitals access to remote pharmacy consultations.