Nov 16, 2019, 00:00 AM
How Physicians Can Find Training on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependency
Find out how physicians can qualify to treat opioid dependency with buprenorphine products.
Oct 16, 2019, 16:04 PM
Guidance for Clinicians on the Tapering and Discontinuation of Opioids
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the guidance on Oct. 10, 2019.
Sep 30, 2019, 15:19 PM
Opioid Response Network Offers Training Tailored for Local Needs – Here’s How It Works
Organizations like health care systems and practices can contact the network to request education and training tailored for their needs.
Sep 18, 2019, 15:05 PM
Report: Opioid Overdose Hospitalizations in Pa. Decreased by More than 20 Percent
Get the latest statistics on opioid overdose hospitalizations in the state.
Sep 12, 2019, 12:00 PM
Opioid Abuse Resource Center
PAMED, in collaboration with other stakeholders, has developed several resources to help Pennsylvania physicians combat the growing opioid abuse epidemic.
Aug 6, 2019, 15:37 PM
UnitedHealthcare to Require E-Prescribing for Controlled Substances Sent Via Home Delivery
As of Jan. 1, 2020, UnitedHealthcare’s pharmacy benefit manager OptumRx will require e-prescriptions for controlled substances filled by home delivery pharmacy service.
Jun 13, 2019, 13:22 PM
PAMED Opposes Two Bills that Could Restrict Physicians’ Ability to Treat Opioid Addiction
Here's a closer look at the bills and why they could harm patient care in Pennsylvania.
May 6, 2019, 09:23 AM
Pa. Bill Looks to Add Counseling Requirement for Medication-Assisted Treatment
The legislation seeks to require counseling for every patient receiving MAT.
Apr 30, 2019, 11:23 AM
PAMED Opposes Bill That Could Mandate Opioid Prescribing Guidelines
Cookie cutter approaches do not work well in medicine. We will continue to oppose any legislation that seeks to mandate clinical practice.
Jan 3, 2019, 09:24 AM
Drug Use During Pregnancy Is Not Child Abuse, Rules Pa. Supreme Court
At issue in the case was whether a mother’s use of opioids while pregnant constituted child abuse as defined by the Child Protective Services Law.
Jan 2, 2019, 10:21 AM
How to Report Suspicious Prescription Drug Activity in Pennsylvania
The state offers an online tool for reporting suspicious activity concerning prescription drugs.
Dec 19, 2018, 09:00 AM
Pa.’s Online Referral Tool Connects Substance Use Disorder Patients with Treatment Options
Find out how to use the state's Drug and Alcohol Referral Tool (DART).