Opioids

Primary care physicians reluctant to prescribe opioid-use disorder medications

May 26, 2020

OUD medications are considered to ‘gold standard’ for safe, effective treatment.

Using medication-assisted treatment to combat the opioid crisis

January 08, 2020

Frontline caregivers need the most appropriate tools, though access is a challenge.

The DOJ is cracking down on healthcare fraud. Don’t put your practice at risk.

September 26, 2019

A recent False Claims Act settlement and a healthcare fraud takedown in Texas highlight the need for compliance and vigilance.

Fight the opioid epidemic with proactive education and care coordination

September 23, 2019

Physicians and other healthcare providers can help patients manage pain while reducing their likelihood - and opportunity - to become addicted to pain medicine.

How to help your patients with opioid addiction

August 15, 2019

Primary care physicians can help fight the opioid epidemic by offering medication assisted treatment.

Want to be fined? Follow CMS’ opioid guidelines.

August 02, 2019

In the eyes of the law, prescribing opioids for patients with chronic pain means upholding ethical standards of professional conduct, not following a checklist.

How America got hooked on a deadly drug

July 04, 2019

A look at how Purdu Pharma marketed OxyCotin.

How to safely prescribe and manage opioids

May 24, 2019

Avoid legal trouble by doing a thorough review of the electronic prescription process, security options, audits and potential loopholes.

Don’t give employees unrestricted access to medical records

February 04, 2019

Lax policies regarding medical records and ordering prescriptions and tests puts physicians-and their practices-at risk of DEA and HIPAA violations.

CA medical board investigates physicians whose patients died of opioid overdose

January 31, 2019

The Medical Board of California has investigated the prescribing practices of about 450 physicians whose patients overdosed on opioids months or even years later.

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