Monday, July 24, 2017

Policy

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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,

VA

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

westvirginia

New Law Protects West Virginians from Unsafe Step Therapy

We have great news, West Virginians! With the passage of House Bill 2300, patients and prescribing practitioners are guaranteed access to a clear and convenient process to request a step therapy exception determination made easily accessible on the health plan issuer’s or utilization review organization’s website. Further, and of the utmost importance, the new law

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