PDMP & Opioid Abuse News

PDMP & Opioid Abuse News

PDMP & Opioid Abuse News

  • Nada to work with police to tackle drug abuse in hotspot schools 20 Aug 2017 09:03 New Straits Times TANAH MERAH: The National Anti-Drugs Agency (Nada) will co-operate with other agencies, such as the police and Education Department, in combating drug abuse among students in 31 hotspot secondary schools in the country. Its director-general, Datuk Dr Abd …
  • The problem of drug abuse in India 20 Aug 2017 06:41 MeriNews A healthy nation denotes for its healthy people. When people get addicted to vices like drugs, prostitution, alcoholic drinks, betting and gambling, etc, its ruining impact does not limit to the consumer or his / her family and the society but also …
  • Detoxing no solution on opioids 20 Aug 2017 06:24 The Journal Gazette “I'm detoxing.” This is the sort of news that delights the families of patients who are addicted to heroin. The promise of a seven-day detox solution is seductive. But detoxification is actually extremely dangerous. Nearly every addict who …
  • New Haven pharmacists take fight against opioids to the streets 20 Aug 2017 05:22 New Haven Register Pharmacists take fight against opioids to the streets By Ed Stannard, estannard@nhregister.com @EdStannardNHR on Twitter Published 8:28 pm, Saturday, August 19, 2017 Photo: Arnold Gold / Hearst Connecticut Media Ed Funaro Jr., director of Visels …
  • More than 100 participate in Ride Against Opioids 19 Aug 2017 21:25 Washington Times BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) - More than 100 people have participated in a charitable motorcycle ride to help fight New Hampshire’s opioid crisis. WMUR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2v2562U ) the Ride Against Opioids Saturday in Brentwood was held in …
  • Opioids: Politicians Should Not Play Doctor 19 Aug 2017 19:10 National Review Back in January 2013 I put up a post over on Ricochet on moves to cut access to prescription painkillers by then Mayor Bloomberg and the rather better qualified FDA. As the New York Times reported, the FDA explained (my emphasis added): Trying to stem the …
  • Docs Criticize Move by Top Drug Middleman to Limit Opioids 19 Aug 2017 04:13 NBC Philadelphia The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans. But the new program from Express …
  • At the centre of Toronto's opioids crisis, an unexpected view: DiManno 18 Aug 2017 22:20 The Star They are nice people, well-known in the neighbourhood. Many stop to say hello. “His sweetie,” says Austin to a street friend. Several inquire about the IV. “My foot got infected,” Smith explains. Unlike many of their acquaintances, Smith and Austin aren’t …
  • Correction: Opioid Abuse story 18 Aug 2017 21:16 Boston Herald BOSTON — In a story Aug. 16 about nonfatal overdoses, The Associated Press, relying on information provided by Gov. Charlie Baker's office, reported erroneously the period for which the number of such overdoses surpassed 65,000. The period in question …
  • Opioids epidemic may hurt chronic pain patients   18 Aug 2017 21:03 Connecttristates.com BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) —  The opioids commission President Donald Trump assembled is now suggesting the president declare a national emergency on the drugs. Tighter restrictions may hurt people with legitimate prescriptions for real pain. …

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Recommendations for full use of PDMP include:

  • PDMPs can be effective clinical tools in medication management involving controlled substances.
  • PDMPs should be available for clinicians across state boundaries.
  • Every prescribing clinician should be familiar with the process of accessing and utilizing information from PDMP’s so that they can incorporate this information in their practices.

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