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OptumRx drives opioid safety and prevention

Prescribing opioid medications safely: OptumRx opioid updates

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OptumRx® introduced a multi-dimensional Opioid Risk Management solution last year to help curb the rising tide of opioid abuse across the United States. We continue to advance our solution suite to not only stop abuse before it starts, but also prevent progression to misuse and addiction - and support individuals in their recovery.

As part of our commitment to drive opioid safety and prevention through engagement, smart prescribing and ongoing monitoring, we've made some enhancements to our utilization management and point-of-sale edits. These updates align with the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines released in 2016, as well as clinical-based prescribing recommendations for Morphine Milligram Equivalent (MME) dosing.

As a prescriber, you play a crucial role in patient care. You can help reduce opioid misuse and addiction through ongoing communication, engagement and helping patients better understand their opioid medications, risks and alternative therapies. 

What you need to know

Point-of-sale edits may include:

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Additional Prescriber Education

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Additional Health Care Professional Opioid Resoures

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