Opioid Abuse

  • NCMS Board of Directors Considers STOP Act

    At their regular bi-monthly meeting held Saturday, March 18 in Greenville, the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) Board of Directors discussed pending legislation before the General Assembly including the STOP […]

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  • In the News

    Docs Left in Dark By CMS Over MACRA Compliance Requirements, Modern Healthcare, 3-16-17 HHS Secretary Signals Opening for Anti-Vax Movement, MedPage Today, 3-16-17 Longer Initial Opioid Prescription Ups Risk of […]

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  • In the News

    These 12 Superbugs Pose the Greatest Threat to Human Health, WHO Says, The Washington Post, 2-27-17 New Report Reveals Rising Drug Overdoes Deaths, NEJM Journal Watch, 2-27-17 Overdoses Skyrocket as […]

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  • NC Medical Board Refines Safe Opioid Prescribing Initiative Criteria

    The North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB) voted last month to refine how they determine who will be investigated under their Safe Opioid Prescribing Initiative (SOPI). Read the proposed rule changes […]

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  • In the News

    While Others Mull An Exit From the Exchanges, Centene Says It’s ‘Business as Usual,’ Modern Healthcare, 2-7-17 Drugmaker Kaleo Raises Price of Lifesaving Drug By Thousands, Kaiser Health News, 2-7-17 […]

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  • In the News

    HHS Nominee Dr. Tom Price’s 2nd Confirmation Hearing: 5 Things to Know, Becker’s Hospital Review, 1-24-17 Doctors’ Rights to Ask About Guns Not Affected By Health Law Provisions, The New […]

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  • US Surgeon General Calls On Physicians To Help End Opioid Epidemic

    US Surgeon General Calls On Physicians To Help End Opioid Epidemic

    In another indication of the magnitude of the epidemic of opioid abuse gripping the country, the US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is sending a letter to 2.3 million physicians and […]

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  • Feds Announce New Actions to Combat Opioid Abuse Epidemic

    U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell recently announced several new actions the department is taking to combat the nation’s opioid abuse epidemic, including: Expanding access to […]

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  • Bowtie Briefing for July 8, 2016

    Check out the final Bowtie Briefing of the year, which summarizes the legislative developments that most impacted the profession of medicine. Helpful Links: House Bill 728, Amend Various Licensing Board Laws/Fees […]

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  • NCMS Pushed for Statewide Standing Order for Naloxone

    Article by Minali Nigam, 2016 NCMS Foundation Medical Journalism Intern Last Monday at a press conference at the Guilford County’s Sheriff Office, Governor Pat McCrory signed Senate Bill 724, which […]

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