“The AMA wants all physicians to be leaders in the fight against the opioid epidemic,” said AMA President-elect Patrice A. Harris, M.D., chair of the AMA Opioid Task Force.
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WSU study questions value of long-term opioid therapy for chronic, non-cancer pain.
Let your pain management patients know about the activities surrounding chronic pain this month.
President Trump’s tweet pressing for action on opioid legislation in the Senate has some senators hoping for movement on a massive legislative package within the next few weeks.
Letter signed by 13 physicians and scientists and submitted to the Oregon Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC) points out issues.
The lawsuit, filed by state Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, says that Purdue Pharma engaged in a pattern of racketeering.
The Food and Drug Administration is developing new opioid prescribing guidelines that would tailor the duration of the prescriptions to specific patient conditions.
Rhode Island is first in the country to develop standards of care. Legislation was passed after the deaths of the sons of 2 prominent families.
The standards were developed by the task force with input from hospitals and emergency departments around Rhode Island.
The minimum “Level 3” standards require hospital emergency rooms to do the following:
- dispense the opioid antidote naloxone to all patients at risk
- educate all patients who are prescribed opioids on safe storage and disposal
- provide comprehensive discharge planning to people who overdose, in accordance with the Perry-Goldner Act.
- screen all patients for substance-use disorder
- report all overdoses within 48 hours to state Department of Health
- offer patients peer recovery support services