The Strategic Blog

The Strategic Blog is a vehicle for sharing insights, innovations, and finding ways to collaborate with all those who own a piece of the health care ecosystem. The current trajectory of health care is unacceptable and we need everyone to work together to realize the benefits of better care, at lower costs, and improved health.

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Drug Shortages Plague Healthcare Facilities While Natural Disaster Recoveries Continue

As the U.S. continues to recover from humanitarian crises caused by last year’s natural disasters, a lesser-known and far-reaching concern plagues the health care industry, specifically drug manufacturing. Puerto Rico, one of the world’s largest centers for pharmaceutical manufacturing, is responsible for the production of 10% of all pharmaceutical products consumed in America. Damage from […]

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FDA Approves a New Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders

As one year ends and another begins, we look back and remember the major news events of the year: politics; entertainment; the hurricanes that devastated Louisiana, Texas, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Virgin Islands—and something that destroyed many people’s lives—the opioid epidemic. We all have read about or even known someone who was or is opioid dependent—like […]

Medicaid’s Role in Supporting Nontraditional Opioid Overdose Treatments

Opioid Abuse and Medicaid Opioid and other substance abuse disorders affected about 12 percent of all Medicaid beneficiaries in 2015 (Mark, Lubran, McCance-Katz, Chalk, & Richardson, 2015). Patients who overdose on opioids are more likely to survive if the drugs they need to counteract the overdose are included as part of their Medicaid drug benefit […]