Opioid misuse and abuse is a national health crisis - drug addiction is now the leading cause of accidental death. OptumRx is confronting the opioid epidemic with an end-to-end solution, driving opioid safety and prevention through engagement, smart prescribing and ongoing monitoring. We aim to deliver the right care, at the right time, to the right members – using a five-pronged strategy:




Origins of the opioid epidemic 

Overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death.


Opioid infographic: Confronting the epidemic 

The opioid epidemic is not only growing, it’s getting worse. See how OptumRx is helping slow the trend.


Counting the cost of opioid abuse 

Claims costs to treat dependence grew 1000% in 5 years.

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Opioid pain medications: What you need to know 

Learn how to safely use opioid medications.