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:
Outcomes of opioid action plan
Compliance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines:
This e-book helps define the complex problem, and details our strategies to help.
Hear from our Chief Pharmacy Officer on the opioid epidemic.
Overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death.
See how the program is performing at curtailing the epidemic.
Claims costs to treat dependence grew 1000% in 5 years.
Program significantly reduces inappropriate consumption, dispensing and prescribing.
Learn how to safely use opioid medications.