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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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April 19, 2016
A few weeks ago, participants from a wide array of professions came together in Atlanta to address the prescription drug abuse and heroin crisis in...
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April 19, 2016
April 19, 2016
ATLANTA—On March 29, President Barack Obama—in stark contrast to his more traditional placement behind a podium or the desk of the Oval Office—sat...
Obama speaks at National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit
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March 29, 2016
March 29, 2016
The White House announced today more public and private-sector actions to address the prescription opioid abuse and heroin epidemic. President...
APhA supports pharmacists’ inclusion in efforts as well as needs of patients
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March 29, 2016
March 29, 2016
Prescribers in New York state are now required by law to prescribe using an electronic system that is directly connected to pharmacies. The New York...
Shift mandated by I-STOP law that aims to reduce opioid overprescribing
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March 23, 2016
If you’ve ever heard me speak, then you know I am very passionate about the need for pharmacists to show up, get in the game, and be on the health...
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