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.
Jan 28, 2020, 16:30 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.
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.
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 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.