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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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January 13, 2016
January 13, 2016
Senators present during a U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) hearing on opioid abuse in America each rattled...
Challenges of Pain
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January 08, 2016
January 08, 2016
Massachusetts is spending $700,000 to provide first responders across the state with opioid-overdose reversal drug naloxone. Addiction to opioid...
Massachusetts is spending $700,000 to provide first responders across the state with opioid-overdose reversal drug naloxone. Addiction to opioid analgesics is "the state's greatest public health threat," according to the Massachusetts Health and Human Services Department, taking the lives of about four people per day.
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January 05, 2016
January 05, 2016
The Florida Board of Pharmacy has adopted a rule revision—on standards of practice for the filling of controlled substance prescriptions, electronic...
State board adopts rule revision to help pharmacists and their patients
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