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Replacing doctors with nurses for the administration of anesthesia could lower quality of care...
On March 21, 2016, OCR announced its Phase 2 Audit Program. With the alarming increase...
Millions of Americans take prescription pain medications called opioids. While opioids control pain, they’re...
Replacing doctors with nurses for the administration of anesthesia could lower quality of care and jeopardize lives, says the American Society of Anesthesiologists. SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 25 (UPI) — A doctors group has come out in strong opposition to a plan by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to increase the roles of advanced practice […]
On March 21, 2016, OCR announced its Phase 2 Audit Program. With the alarming increase in patient data breaches, OCR has felt intense pressure from Congress and The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to get this long delayed program underway. Organizations subject to HIPAA need to take this development seriously, as it is a signal […]
Millions of Americans take prescription pain medications called opioids. While opioids control pain, they’re not without risk: each day 44 people die from opioid overdoses and 80 percent of those deaths are unintentional. Prescription opioid abuse and misuse have become epidemic, with more than 2 million Americans addicted to the pain relievers. However, opioids can […]
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CLAYTON • St. Louis County on Tuesday became the first jurisdiction in Missouri to enact a program aimed at monitoring the sale of prescription drugs, specifically the opioids experts call the entry point to heroin abuse. The unanimous County Council vote came hours after the Missouri House gave initial approval to a bill that would […]
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A drug that treats heroin overdoses could become easier to acquire in Missouri under legislation in the House. The House gave initial approval Tuesday to a bill that allows pharmacists to sell naloxone, a drug that temporarily counteracts the effects of opiates. The drug currently requires a prescription. Bill sponsor Rep. […]
Dueling versions of legislation would each create a prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri, the only state that doesn’t have one. Rep. Holly Rehder, R-Sikeston, pre-filed the House version of the bill Thursday, which would give doctors and pharmacists easy access to recent drug purchases by patients as a way to combat doctor shopping. “After Florida’s […]
Rep. Holly Rehder Missouri is facing a prescription drug abuse epidemic, with dealers who sell to addicts from their own doctor-prescribed bottles. There’s no way for doctors in Missouri to know a patient already has a prescription, because the state does not have a prescription-drug database. With doctors in the dark, the most prevalent means […]
The rate has increased in every state in the last decade, yet few are doing much to prevent it. BY MATTIE QUINN | NOVEMBER 19, 2015 A mother in Ohio looks at pictures of her daughter, who died of a suspected heroin overdose. (AP/John Minchillo) In every single state, the rate of young people dying from drug overdoses increased […]
CHICAGO – Today, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) announced their participation in a government-led effort to address the opioid epidemic, part of ASA’s continued focus on patient safety and ongoing work to promote the safe use of prescription opioids. ASA is joined by a number of public and private sector partners in the efforts, […]