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Nebraska finds success with expanded PDMP
October 23, 2018
Nebraska's transition into becoming the first state to require all pharmacists and pharmacies to report all prescriptions to the state's database is off to a promising start.
Leaders call restricting methadone treatment to clinic settings outdated
July 05, 2018
A commentary suggests that the Controlled Substances Act should be amended to allow some office-based physician practices to prescribe methadone for opioid dependence.
Raids cause larger concern for MAT prescribers
May 31, 2018
Some industry observers believe certain federal actions in the past few months have simply gone too far. In recent cases, agents executed search warrants on MAT providers with no clear rationale.
Senators push for prescribing via telemedicine
February 08, 2018
A bipartisan group of senators is urging the DEA to create an exemption that would allow practitioners to prescribe controlled substances for OUD treatment via telemedicine for patients in rural…
DEA operation flags 26 potentially rogue pharmacies
December 06, 2017
An operation conducted by the DEA’s Los Angeles field division has identified 26 pharmacies in southern California, Hawaii and Nevada that are suspected of violating the Controlled Substances…
Idaho to allow psychologists to prescribe medications
April 11, 2017
Idaho has become the fifth U.S. state to pass legislation allowing clinical psychologists to prescribe medications for the treatment of mental health disorders.
The least you need to know about buprenorphine and PDMPs
March 03, 2017
In the fragmented healthcare system, prescription drug monitoring programs might be valuable in avoiding opioid prescription fills for buprenorphine patients.
Kroger offers naloxone over the counter
January 30, 2017
The Kroger Co. announced it now offers naloxone nasal spray 4mg over the counter at its 101 pharmacies in the Dallas region.
Drug distributor settles monitoring dispute
January 18, 2017
McKesson Corporation finalized a $150 million settlement to resolve claims that the company did not adequately monitor and report suspicious orders for controlled substances.
Opioid crisis declared public health emergency in Virginia
November 22, 2016
With overdose cases on the rise, the Virginia state health commissioner has declared the opioid addiction crisis to be a public health emergency and issued a standing order that allows all Virginians…
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