“For such potent, addictive medications the only acceptable percentage in each of these categories would have been “zero.” The same goes for the number of overdose deaths.”
The price of naloxone, the life-saving medication which may reverse an opioid overdose, has increased sharply over the past few years. From 2009 to 2014 the prices have increase by nearly 600 percent. The Senate Aging Committee is demanding answers from Pfizer… [read more]
An opinion piece was written by Lt. Gov. Tina Smith. Smith shares the story of our board member, Shelly Jo Elkington and her daughter. Smith discusses the steps Minnesota has taken in the opioid epidemic and outlines the responsibilities that pharmaceutical companies must take in this national epidemic.… [read more]
Dr. Andrew Kolodny, the Executive Director of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP), a Steve Rummler Hope Foundation partner, spoke to a room full of doctors, dentists and educators during a 90-minute keynote presentation about the large scope of the opioid epidemic in our country. During his presentation, Dr. Kolodny mentioned an ad that was aired during the super bowl. Read More Here.
There are new technologies and medications available to support those suffering from chronic pain and addiction, however, state and federal regulations may thwart access to these innovative approaches. Furthermore, with the current barriers to these novel approaches, what are the costs of the current system for you, assuming they remain stagnant?