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Cordant Announces Expanded Mental Health Monitoring Capabilities

Cordant Announces Expanded Mental Health Monitoring Capabilities to Increase Medication Adherence for Chronic Conditions Cordant Health Solutions™, a leading provider of innovative tools for monitoring and managing behavioral health and chronic pain patients through its unique pharmacy and drug testing programs, now offers saliva testing

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Marijuana: An Alternative to Opioid Therapy?

The use of cannabis as an alternative to opioid therapy is gaining serious consideration. Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is still a federal Schedule I drug, meaning it is an illegal drug considered to have a high abuse potential and no medical use. However, acceptance

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States are Taking Steps to Address Opioid Use in Workers’ Comp

Opioid misuse and abuse is a long-standing and growing concern for workers’ compensation payers. Appropriate monitoring of injured worker compliance with a given treatment plan is an essential missing piece of the treatment puzzle. The Official Disability Guidelines and the American College of Occupational and

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The Danger of Combining Opioids and Benzodiazepines

The opioid epidemic continues to be at the forefront of the national conversation, and related, worrisome trends are on the horizon. Cordant Health Solutions™ is working alongside providers and payers at the front lines of this battle, implementing strategies to address the epidemic and work

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BlueCross to Stop Covering Oxycontin in Tennessee in 2019

The largest health insurance company in Tennessee, BlueCross BlueShield, will stop covering OxyContin prescriptions as of January 1, 2019. OxyContin is the brand name of the opioid oxycodone, a highly addictive pain reliever manufactured by Purdue Pharma and one of the primary drugs contributing to

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Overdose Deaths Increase to Record High in 2017, CDC Estimates

Even as federal and state governments make efforts to stem the growing opioid epidemic through legislation to monitor and limit the availability of prescription painkillers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week released provisional estimates that indicate a continuing rise in overdose deaths, most notably

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The Link Between Opioids and Joblessness

Almost 50 percent of prime age men (ages 25 to 54) who are not in the labor force take some kind of pain medication every day, states a report by a Princeton economist on labor force participation (LFP) in the U.S. The LFP rate measures how

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