Monday, September 25, 2017

Policy

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AIPM Response to Draft Report from President’s Opioid Commission

After multiple delays, the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis released its draft report on Monday, July 31st, proposing well over a dozen possible steps that the President could take to address addiction to, and misuse of, opioids. As a pain management organization focused on the importance of integrative care and

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Missouri’s Governor Calls for a Prescription Monitoring Program—But Not the Right One

Missouri’s long-held status as “only state without a prescription monitoring program” is about to end. On Monday, July 17th, Governor Eric Greitens issued an executive order directing the Department of Health and Senior Services to implement a prescription monitoring program (PMP) that will be designed to help identify suspicious patterns of prescriptions of controlled substances,

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Virginia Adopts Emergency Opioid and Buprenorphine Prescribing Rules

Effective immediately, Virginia’s Board of Medicine has adopted emergency regulations governing the prescribing of opioids and buprenorphine. These regulations apply to doctors of medicine, osteopathic medicine, and podiatry, and to physician assistants who are treating acute and chronic pain that is not associated with cancer, hospice, palliative care, inpatient hospitals, inpatient nursing homes, or clinical

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