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December 21, 2016
December 21, 2016
On December 20, DEA released a notice that clarifies DEA’s renewal process. The December 20 notice is a welcome change for pharmacists because DEA’s...
DEA will maintain grace periods and other policies regarding registration renewals
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December 16, 2016
December 16, 2016
DEA has released a notice that could have serious implications for pharmacists, prescribers, researchers, manufacturers, distributors, and others...
DEA will end grace periods and adopt tougher policies to renew controlled substance registrations
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November 17, 2016
November 17, 2016
A first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health launched on November 17 gives health care providers, policy makers, law...
Report on alcohol, drugs, and health released today
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October 24, 2016
October 24, 2016
CDC has released a brochure targeting pharmacists as key to fighting the opioid abuse epidemic and preventing overdoses. Pharmacists: On the Front...
Brochure offers tips on working with prescribers and communicating with patients who may be at risk
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September 13, 2016
September 13, 2016
With the number of cancer survivors increasing—almost 14 million in the United States—the prevalence of those patients experiencing pain has been...
New guidelines promote use of both nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments
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August 30, 2016
August 30, 2016
September is Pain Awareness Month, and the key to raising awareness is to get involved. Pharmacists have a vital role in ensuring safe and effective...
American Chronic Pain Association urges health professionals to spread the word, talk to patients
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August 06, 2016
August 25, 2016
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July 06, 2016
August 25, 2016
Medication reconciliation during admission and discharge may help reduce opioid prescriptions
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July 06, 2016
August 25, 2016
Keeping children and pets safe when wearing or disposing of a transdermal patch
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June 06, 2016
August 25, 2016
Shepard counsels patients on dangers and risks of opioid medications
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