Jun 21, 2018, 13:25 PM
Federal Grants Available to Implement Opioid Use Disorder Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Inventions in Rural Communities
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will be awarding approximately 75 grants to rural communities to help combat the nation’s opioid abuse epidemic.
Jun 21, 2018, 10:38 AM
Hospitalizations for Pain Medication Overdoses Down 2.2 Percent in Pennsylvania
The latest numbers on Pennsylvania hospitalizations for opioid overdoses were released on June 13, 2018.
Jun 14, 2018, 12:12 PM
CMS Issues Guidance for States on How to Use Medicaid to Address Opioid Abuse Crisis
CMS guidance for states includes strategies for using the Medicaid program for treating infants with Neonatal abstinence syndrome and ways to use telemedicine for treatment of opioid use disorder.
May 8, 2018, 09:44 AM
State Medical Boards Respond to PAMED’s Request for Clarity on Opioid CME Requirements
In a letter to Pennsylvania's state medical boards, PAMED asked for clarification on opioids education requirements for licensure. Here is the response we received.
May 3, 2018, 08:30 AM
Gov. Wolf Announces Workers’ Comp Actions: Vetoes Drug Formulary Bill, Issues Opioids Prescribing Plan
Gov. Wolf's administration has outlined the steps it plans to take to address opioid prescriptions within Pennsylvania's Workers' Compensation system.
Apr 19, 2018, 08:00 AM
New Alternative Payment Model Could Bring Changes to Opioid Addiction Treatment
A new alternative payment model has been designed with the goal of improving opioid use disorder treatment through combining payment for medical and psychosocial services.
Apr 5, 2018, 09:34 AM
Governor Renews Pennsylvania’s Opioid Disaster Emergency Declaration
On April 4, 2018, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that he is renewing his opioid disaster declaration for the Commonwealth. Here's a look at the progress that has been made to date.
Mar 27, 2018, 11:58 AM
Case on Definition of Child Abuse Makes Way to Pa. Supreme Court
A case regarding whether a pregnant woman’s use of illegal drugs constitutes child abuse has been appealed to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Here's a look at the case and why it could have implications for physician reporting of child abuse.
Mar 22, 2018, 14:11 PM
Highmark’s New Opioid Prescription Limits Took Effect on March 8
Highmark has announced new programs and policies to address the opioid epidemic, including new policies for short- and long-acting opioids prescriptions.
Mar 20, 2018, 12:27 PM
Pa. Department of Health Orders Temporary Schedule I Status for Fentanyl-Related Substances
An order issued by Acting Secretary of Health Rachel Levine, MD temporarily schedules fentanyl-related substances that are not currently listed in any schedule of the state’s Controlled Substance Act as Schedule I under the law.
Mar 6, 2018, 16:26 PM
Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s Fight Against Opioid Epidemic Gets National Recognition
Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro received the AMA's 2018 Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service, in recognition of his work to rein in the opioid crisis. He was nominated for the award by PAMED.
Feb 23, 2018, 10:55 AM
How to Find Physician Training on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependency
Find out how physicians can qualify to treat opioid dependency with buprenorphine products.