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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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March 23, 2016
March 23, 2016
FDA announced on March 22 that all immediate-release opioid analgesics must carry a black box warning about the serious risks of misuse, abuse,...
Agency steps up efforts to address opioid addiction and overdose epidemic
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March 16, 2016
March 16, 2016
CDC wasted no time releasing its final guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain to address the ongoing opioid addiction and overdose...
Guideline provides recommendations for primary care clinicians
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March 08, 2016
March 08, 2016
APhA2016 in Baltimore included several lively and informative opioid-related education sessions, including Friday’s Point/Counterpoint: Opioids,...
Controversial opioid issues, physician–pharmacist collaboration among topics of education sessions in Baltimore
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March 01, 2016
As the incidence of opioid use and abuse continues to rise, pharmacists, as the most accessible health care providers (and drug experts), are often...
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February 01, 2016
March 01, 2016
Agency seeks to curb opioid prescribing by primary care providers to reduce increasing trends in opioid addiction and overdose
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