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