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.
Oct 19, 2018, 14:00 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.
Sep 27, 2018, 10:00 AM
PAMED to Lawmakers: Cookie Cutter Health Care Doesn’t Have a Place in Pennsylvania
Inflexible, cookie cutter approaches don’t work well in medicine.
Sep 26, 2018, 13:30 PM
Governor Renews Pa.’s Opioid Disaster Emergency Declaration for Additional 90 Days
In September 2018, Gov. Wolf renewed the state's opioid disaster declaration for the third time.
Aug 1, 2018, 14:34 PM
Pa. Department of Human Services Adding New Opioid Measure to Hospital Quality Incentive Program
The measure has been designed to help address the state’s opioid 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.
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.