A CEO’s Pledge to Take the Stigma Out of Addiction
After the son of a longtime Leidos employee died of an overdose, CEO Roger Krone to start a series of efforts to help employees prevent — or, if necessary, treat — addiction.
Companies in the healthcare pipeline are making operational changes to mitigate and prevent opioid misuse.
Everybody knows that taking someone else’s prescription medication is risky. So CVS Health started a program that encourages people to get rid of unused medications safely.
Walmart has trained its pharmacists to counsel patients on why it’s important to take the medications as sparingly as possible to relieve severe pain.
Blue Cross is launching new treatment centers, called Blue Distinction Centers, beginning in locations across the country that have been hit hardest by the opioid crisis.
Businesses are applying resources, expertise, and relationships to create solutions to combat the opioid epidemic.
As a provider and administrator of employee health benefits, Optum has a clear stake in making sure the thousands of people working for its client companies can get the help they need in a location near their home.
The Drug Enforcement Administration and Discovery Education have partnered to create Operation Prevention, a comprehensive program to combat opioid misuse and heroin use.
In trying to solve a complex problem, it often helps to gather a wide range of expertise and insights. So Amazon Web Services (AWS) last year started a think tank called the AWS Opioid Crisis Council, bringing together people from nonprofits, business, government agencies, and health care. The group’s goal is to find new ways […]
With U.S. unemployment numbers at rock bottom, finding enough new hires is already tough. A new report from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce cites research suggesting that opioid addiction is making it even harder, accounting for bigger declines in labor force participation than alcohol or other drugs.
If you happened to catch an episode of Sesame Street lately, you might have noticed Karli, a fuzzy green Muppet with blonde hair and a purple button nose. Karli is sad because her mom has gone away for rehab. The most important message Karli’s Muppet pals convey to her and to her pint-sized audience: It’s […]
Corporate philanthropic efforts and community relations programs enable partnerships that support drug misuse prevention and treatment.
As a major pharmaceutical supplier, AmerisourceBergen uses sophisticated analytics to vet would-be customers and monitor every shipment of opioids — stopping, a company report estimates, “tens of thousands” of suspicious-looking orders.
Emergent Solutions also offers training to staffers at libraries and Ys on how to recognize the symptoms of an opioid overdose and how to administer naloxone.
Facebook is leveraging its 2.3 billion users to fight the opioid epidemic. And Facebook’s phenomenal reach also means it can lend anti-opioid-addiction nonprofits a hand.
The largest grocery chain in the U.S., Kroger was a founding partner of the Prescription Drug Safety Network, a national coalition equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to make safe and informed decisions about prescription medications.
You won’t find it on any map, but the town of Denial is where most parents live, according to a clever advertising blitz by the non-profit Ohio Opioid Education Alliance (OOEA). Like the moms and dads in Garrison Keillor’s fictional Lake Wobegon, who all believe their children are above average, all the parents in Denial […]
Educating Professionals, and the Public, About Opioids The pharmaceutical industry has an obvious stake in stopping misuse of the products it manufactures and distributes. That’s why U.S. drug companies have banded together in an organization called Allied Against Opioid Abuse. Since its launch in early 2018, AAOA has enlisted more than a dozen national nonprofits […]
If you happened to be in the vicinity of the Boston Seaport one sunny day in September, you may have noticed a crowd of hard-hatted construction workers gathered around a stage to hear how to identify an opioid overdose and where on local construction sites to locate and use life-saving naloxone.
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