The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) encourages physicians and physician assistants and those licensed practitioners who they delegate to use the CSRS to do their part to combat opioid abuse. The Drug Control Unit is committed to improving the CSRS system to make using it easier and so it is a valuable clinical tool for patient care.
Prescription drug and heroin abuse have risen to epidemic proportions and are a significant public health concern. The U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations has opened a series of hearings to understand what steps the states are taking to combat opioid abuse and to explore how state and federal policies can maximize and expand evidence-based practices in their communities. See more on the Energy and Commerce Committee website.