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Trump Administration - Opioid Crisis

The Trump Administration's Opioid Progress to Date

May 29, 2019 9:30:00 AM by AffirmHealth

The national opioid epidemic has been an ongoing crisis in America over the last two decades and continues to have detrimental effects on communities across the country. Hospitals, organizations, and communities alike have made efforts to reduce opioid misuse. At Affirm Health, our mission is "to help healthcare leaders drive responsible, compliant prescribing across their entire organization." We strive to not only ensure our own team is fighting against opioid abuse, but we are providing others with resources to do the same. The US Government has taken its own strides in addressing and combatting the epidemic. Below we summarize the history and progress we have made as a nation since President Trump's Administration began in 2017. 

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First Federal Charges Issued Against a Drug Manufacturer

May 7, 2019 8:17:27 AM by AffirmHealth

In an effort to reduce overprescribing of opioids nationwide, there has been serious crackdowns on physicians, pharmacists, and manufacturers in the industry to help control prescribing rates and their roles in contributing to the epidemic. Yet for the first time, federal charges were issued against a drug manufacturer last month.    

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The Role of Veterinary Prescribing in the National Opioid Epidemic

Apr 30, 2019 9:30:00 AM by AffirmHealth

The opioid epidemic has been an ever-present, evolving issue across the United States over the past two decades. Efforts to address the misuse of opioids have ranged from prescriber education and state-led drug take back programs to novel pain treatments and new opioid prescribing regulations

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3 Ways to Overcome Resistance to Change in Your Organization

Aug 28, 2018 9:00:00 AM by AffirmHealth posted in clinical practice improvement activities

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts." -Arnold Bennett

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How Organizations Benefit From a Partnership with Affirmhealth's Shield Software Platform

Aug 8, 2018 2:00:00 PM by AffirmHealth posted in prescriber compliance, prescribing protocols, patient safety, opioid abuse, clinical decision support

As an organization, part of our mission is to provide up-to-date information on opioid related news as well as state and federal guidelines and regulations for opioid prescribing. Our resource library is designed to educate healthcare professionals in order to facilitate better opioid prescriber compliance across healthcare organizations. Our software platform, Shield, incorporates the applicable state and federal regulations clinicians must adhere to, enabling healthcare systems to prescribe opioids more responsibly. 

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Why AffirmHealth Partners With Healthcare Systems

Jul 30, 2018 9:09:00 AM by AffirmHealth posted in opioid prescribing compliance, Pain Guidelines, prescribing protocols, risk assessment

We directly attribute AffirmHealth's traction to our team's passion to aid in the fight against the ongoing opioid epidemic. Every employee has been personally affected by the crisis--two of our founders are from small, rural towns in the crosshairs of the crisis and our third founder (an ER physician by training) works on the front-line and sees the epidemic's impact daily. Our personal experiences led to a unified, burning passion to help and that is what drives us every day.    

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