How big data can identify doctors who overprescribe opioids and avoid potential costs

Oct 19, 2018
The opioid crisis is estimated to cost $500 billion a year.
Oxycodone pain pills.
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How big data can identify doctors who overprescribe opioids and avoid potential costs

Oct 19, 2018
The opioid crisis is estimated to cost $500 billion a year.
Oxycodone pain pills.
John Moore / Getty Images

Opioid overdoses overwhelm the nation's morgues

May 11, 2017
Drug-related deaths highlight a critical need for more trained pathologists.
As of 2015, overdose became the number one cause of injury-related death, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control.
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Painkillers will be tougher to get this fall

Aug 22, 2014
Tighter regulation can help combat drug use, but it could be too crude an approach

What's a Schedule II narcotic?

Oct 25, 2013
Painkillers are some of the most abused drugs on the market. The FDA has been looking for ways to stem that abuse.

FDA urges drug companies to make a safer pain killer

Jan 29, 2013
With addiction to pain pills at epidemic levels, the Food and Drug Adminstration is taking action

Major pain-advocacy group dissolves

May 9, 2012
The American Pain Foundation abruptly closes its doors on the heels of a government investigation into the epidemic of painkiller abuse.

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