Deflecting the
curve

Experts agree that only a multi-pronged approach will work

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The problem of pain

We must stem the tide, and provide sensible pain management

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Managing costs by managing risk

Costs associated with abuse have increased dramatically

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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:

Prevention and education, minimizing early exposure, reducing inappropriate supply, treating at-risk and high-risk populations, and supporting chronic populations and recovery.

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e-book

Opioid abuse is a crisis in the U.S. 

This e-book helps define the complex problem, and details our strategies to help.


Webinar

Your 5-Point Opioid Management Action Plan 

Hear from our Chief Pharmacy Officer on the opioid epidemic.


Article

Origins of the opioid epidemic 

Overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death.


Infographic

Opioid infographic: Confronting the epidemic 

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


Article

Counting the cost of opioid abuse 

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


Press Release

Better Outcomes for Patients and Clients 

Program significantly reduces inappropriate consumption, dispensing and prescribing.


Patient Brochure

Opioid pain medications: What you need to know 

Learn how to safely use opioid medications.