Aug 3, 2020, 06:30 AM
New Data Shows Physicians in Pa. Continue to Write Fewer Opioid Prescriptions
It showed that Pennsylvania prescribers, including physicians, wrote 10.9 percent fewer opioid prescriptions in 2019 than the previous year.
May 27, 2020, 13:30 PM
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.
Apr 6, 2020, 09:10 AM
Answers to FAQs on Pennsylvania's Opioids Continuing Education Requirements
Dispensers or prescribers applying for an initial license and those applying for re-licensure are required to complete opioids continuing education. Here are answers to frequently asked questions.
Mar 9, 2020, 13:30 PM
Answers to Physician Questions on Pennsylvania’s Opioid Treatment Agreement Law
The law regulates the use of opioid patient treatment agreements by prescribers who treat chronic pain patients.
Feb 27, 2020, 14:00 PM
UnitedHealthcare’s E-Prescribing Requirement for Controlled Substances Sent Via Home Delivery
UnitedHealthcare’s pharmacy benefit manager OptumRX requires e-prescriptions for controlled substances filled by home delivery pharmacy service.
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 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.
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 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.
Feb 8, 2017, 18:46 PM
Pa.’s Law on Prescribing Opioids to Minors
Find out more about the law's provisions and the consent form that prescribers need to comply with the law.