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May 06, 2016
August 25, 2016
Association Perspective
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May 06, 2016
August 25, 2016
Recommendations focus on determining when to initiate or continue opioids; opioid selection, dosage, duration, follow-up, and discontinuation; and assessing risk and addressing harms
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August 25, 2016
Today, the U.S. Surgeon General is taking historic action by sending a personal letter to more than 2.3 million health care practitioners and public...
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August 09, 2016
August 09, 2016
As part of a call to end the opioid crisis, the U.S. Surgeon General has launched Turn the Tide, a website where health care providers can pledge to...
Turn the Tide website offers resources on managing pain
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August 09, 2016
August 09, 2016
Recently, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has focused its resources on steps to curb the opioid epidemic in the United...
More actions added to HHS’s plan to combat opioid addiction
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July 25, 2016
July 25, 2016
President Barack Obama has signed sweeping legislation aimed at tackling the nation’s opioid addiction crisis. The Comprehensive Addiction and...
Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act recognizes pharmacists as key players in fight against the opioid epidemic
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June 21, 2016
June 21, 2016
The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates adopted a resolution encouraging a larger role for pharmacists in efforts to expand access...
AMA’s House of Delegates adopts policies
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May 17, 2016
May 17, 2016
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a package of 18 bills dealing with opioid misuse and abuse. A joint conference committee will be...
Final version of legislative package expected to reach the president’s desk this summer
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April 29, 2016
April 29, 2016
In an effort to reduce the increasing rates of accidental poisonings and prescription drug abuse, DEA will again sponsor National Prescription Drug...
Pharmacists can help raise awareness about the importance of safe medication disposal
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April 21, 2016
April 21, 2016
On April 19, President Barack Obama signed the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act (S. 483), legislation that aims to enhance...
Bill had bipartisan support and pharmacy groups’ backing
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