State health department takes another step to combat prescription drug abuse – Pharmacy Today, American Pharmacists Association, pharmacist.com

Posted by - July 24, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteColorado’s Department of Health Care and Financing is working to limit the amount of opioid prescriptions that are filled for individuals insured by Health First Colorado, the state’s Medicaid program. Under a new policy, the first phase of which will be implemented on August 1, Health First Colorado

Trump's FDA Chief Takes Wide Aim at Opioid Addiction Crisis – Bloomberg

Posted by - July 24, 2017

This post was originally published on this site The Food and Drug Administration, as part of a sweeping overhaul in how it regulates opioid painkillers, plans to look to some unusual allies to limit the flood of the addictive pills — health insurers and companies that manage prescription drug benefits. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner

Tackling a problem – The Daily Iberian

Posted by - July 24, 2017

This post was originally published on this site Look for a series of awareness campaigns on teenage alcohol drinking and prescription drug abuse as the Iberia Coalition tackles the problem publicly, parishwide. The 16th Judicial District’s Children and Youth Planning Board assembled the coalition, following an award notice of a grant from the state Department