January 18th, 2019

Perspectives on the Opioid Crisis: How Physicians Can Fight Against Drug Abuse

Risk Consultant Janet McCrossen recounts her personal observations of opioid abuse and shares tips to help physicians protect their patients.

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November 28th, 2018

Pennsylvania Mandates E-Prescribing for Controlled Substances

New law requires electronic prescriptions for Schedule II to V controlled substances in an attempt to combat opioid abuse.

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November 5th, 2018

DOJ Opioids Task Force Creates Risks for Prescribers

An attorney from our outside counsel network discusses the implications of the federal spotlight on opioid prescribing practices and how physicians can protect themselves.

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October 30th, 2017

HHS Office of Civil Rights Issues Guidance on Information-Sharing Under HIPAA to Address the Opioid Crisis

The release points to situations where patient information may be shared with family or close friends.

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October 9th, 2017

Georgia Establishes New Rules for Opioid Prescribers

The changes include new CME and reporting requirements.

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August 28th, 2017

Medical Mutual’s Resources for Responding to the Opioid Epidemic

Some of the tools and information we have created to support our members through this crisis.

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July 27th, 2017

North Carolina’s New “STOP Act” Creates Obligations for Prescribers and Dispensers of Opioids

The law was signed on June 29, and major provisions took effect on July 1.

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July 14th, 2017

$17.6 Million Verdict in Missouri Drives Home Medical Liability Implications of Opioid Epidemic

A jury found a physician liable for overprescribing opioids to a patient.

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April 24th, 2017

New Online Training Series From CDC Helps Providers Understand Opioid Prescribing

The modules offer support on applying the agency’s prescribing guidelines.

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April 3rd, 2017

Virginia Adopts New Regulations on Opioid and Buprenorphine Prescribing

The emergency regulations create specific requirements for physicians and other prescribers.

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July 19th, 2016

North Carolina Medical Board Updates Opioid Prescribing Resource Page

The North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB) now has a central page on their website that includes recommended resources on opioid prescribing.

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