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.
Mar 7, 2019, 13:36 PM
In Letter, U.S. Attorney Asks 300 Pennsylvania Prescribers to Review Opioid Prescribing Patterns
The letters were sent to physicians whose opioid prescribing patterns for Medicare Part D appear to be significantly different from peers nationwide within their specialty.
Mar 1, 2019, 11:22 AM
CMS’ Opioid Prescribing Mapping Tool Updated to Include Medicaid Data, Geographic Comparisons
Here's a closer look at the Mapping Tool's new features.
Jan 29, 2019, 10:18 AM
Highmark to Implement New Opioid Management Measures, Effective Feb. 1
Effective Feb. 1, 2019, Highmark will implement a 90 MME/day limit for opioid-naïve patients and members currently receiving less than 90 MME.
Jan 28, 2019, 10:00 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.
Jan 25, 2019, 08:30 AM
What Prescribers Should Know about New Opioid Policies for Medicare’s Prescription Drug Program
Effective Jan. 1, 2019, CMS has implemented four safety alerts for pharmacists to review when dispensing opioids.
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).
Dec 6, 2018, 09:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Patient Non-Opioid Directive – What Is It and How Is It Used?
A voluntary non-opioid directive allows patients to refuse any controlled substance containing an opioid.
Oct 25, 2018, 08:40 AM
DEA Report on Opioids in Pennsylvania: State Had Nearly 5,500 Overdose Deaths in 2017
Fentanyl contributed to a 65 percent increase in Pa.’s drug-related overdoses from 2015-2017.