PDMP & Opioid Abuse News

PDMP & Opioid Abuse News

PDMP & Opioid Abuse News

  • State Lawmakers Introduce Bills That Aim To Curb Opioid Abuse 22 Feb 2017 00:38 CBS Minnesota ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Minnesota lawmakers Tuesday unveiled a series of wide-ranging laws to fight an opioid epdemic they say has reached crisis levels. The bills coincide with the first-ever “Opioid Awareness Day” at the State Capitol that brought out …
  • NC attorney general attends opioid abuse meeting in Cumberland Co. 21 Feb 2017 23:34 WNCN FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein met with Cumberland County leaders on Tuesday to discuss opioid abuse. The round table meeting was led by Fayetteville Mayor Nat Robertson. Leaders say over the last several months …
  • State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioids 21 Feb 2017 21:44 Kait National SportsMore>> Posted: Tuesday, February 21 2017 3:21 PM EST2017-02-21 20:21:28 GMT Updated: Tuesday, February 21 2017 3:21 PM EST2017-02-21 20:21:28 GMT Finding the right time to rest NBA players is a conundrum that many coaches have …
  • State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioids 21 Feb 2017 21:36 Hawaii News Now Donald Trump mounted an aggressive defense of his presidency Thursday, lambasting reports that his campaign advisers had inappropriate contact with Russian officials and vowing to crack down on the leaking of classified information More >> Donald …
  • State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioids 21 Feb 2017 21:28 AP News / Indystar ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation's deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on tragic personal experience to attack the problem. In …
  • VA Employees Caught Stealing More and More Opioids 21 Feb 2017 19:52 Daily Caller 5493505 Theft of prescription opioids from hospitals under the direction of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is skyrocketing and risking the treatment of wounded soldiers. Federal investigators are increasing efforts to crack down on the theft of …
  • Brain scans predict serious drug abuse in teenagers 21 Feb 2017 18:26 Daily Mail Scientists have found a new way to spot potential drug addicts at a young age.  They say drug abuse at the age of 16 can be predicted by the way the brain responds to rewards at the age of 14 using brain scans. The technique could be developed into a way …
  • Women Who Use Opioids During Pregnancy 21 Feb 2017 17:41 HealthNewsDigest (HealthNewsDigest.com) - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a statement today stating that a public health response, rather than a punitive approach, is needed to address the increasing number of pregnant women using opioids. Vanderbilt …
  • Could mandatory database curb opioid abuse? 21 Feb 2017 14:23 HealthLeaders Media Doctors would be required to check up on most patients before prescribing opioid painkillers under a legislative proposal that will get a warm reception at a Capitol rally on Tuesday. From there, it may face a tougher reception from physicians who view it …
  • Compound from snail's venom may offer alternative to opioids for pain relief 21 Feb 2017 08:11 News-Medical.net February 21, 2017 at 3:06 AM A tiny snail may offer an alternative to opioids for pain relief. Scientists at the University of Utah have found a compound that blocks pain by targeting a pathway not associated with opioids. Research in rodents indicates …

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PDMPs have many limitations in their current format, including complex access issues, timeliness, and whether the data are presented to the physician automatically or require physician effort to retrieve.

ACEP - Annals of Emergency Medicine – 525

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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