April 16, 2019

Individual stories are what inspired Pilleve’s mission and continue to inspire Pilleve to do our work. With this in mind, I would like to focus on the story of one individual’s interaction with the healthcare system through his opioid withdrawal and recovery, thus rece...

March 28, 2019

Recently, physicians have adopted prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP) to help safeguard against overprescription of drugs, specifically opioids. These state-level interventions have been able to give providers a look into patients' histories and provide better...

March 21, 2019

The emergency department demands for patients with substance use disorders is specifically taxing for Parkview Health in Indiana. Since addiction is an illness that extends beyond the four walls of the hospital, patients need a treatment that also extends beyond the ho...

March 14, 2019

On February 26, 2019, top pharmaceutical executives gathered at a Senate hearing on the extreme drug prices. The hearing focused on how high list prices affect the most vulnerable: individuals without coverage. In the end, those who can least afford drugs are paying th...

February 22, 2019

It is no secret that the majority of America’s opioid epidemic victims are white, male, of low-income or a combination of any of the above. This factor has shed a good bit of scrutiny on the address of this issue (particularly when it is compared to drug outbreaks of t...

February 18, 2019

How do we protect innovation but drive down medical costs?

This was the topic of discussion at the U.S. House hearing on drug pricing on February 12, 2019. The hearing opened with a testimony from Odunola (Ola) Ojewumi, a 24 year old patient who has undergone several tr...