Across the country, state governments have developed prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) to better track the prescribing and dispensing of controlled prescription drugs and are viewed as promising state-level interventions to improve…
New Orleans-based system becomes the latest to arm clinicians with tools for helping patients manage chronic pain while avoiding opioid addiction.
As an emergency physician, I am often faced with a waiting room full of patients seeking relief from their pain. Recently, I met a woman, who I’ll call Nancy. I did not recognize Nancy personally, but her demeanor and personality made me feel…
“Meijer’s integration will provide pharmacists with real-time information about potentially harmful prescribing and dispensing trends and help pharmacists make better and more informed decisions,” Lt. Gov. Brian Calley said,…
Doctors move fast in the ER. Every second counts. That’s why Dr. Gina Huhnke is excited about a new way to quickly check her patients’ history with narcotics.
A recent upgrade has injected new life into Massachusetts’ prescription monitoring efforts, resulting in better coordination of care because of the database and reduced orders for opioids.
Every time Dr. Gina Huhnke writes a prescription for opioids, she first consults a number in the patient’s electronic health record. That number, a risk score that providers can use to…
Mimi Hart has filled plenty of prescriptions at her independent pharmacy in Cincinnati, but one seemed a little off. It was a prescription for a large quantity of high-strength oxycodone, an opioid widely prescribed to manage pain. The paper…
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is awarding nearly $30 million in new funding to states across the country to bolster data collection efforts that federal officials view as key to combating opioid addiction.