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Reminder: October 26: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Reminder: October 26: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

it is time to start preparing for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day! The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans...

Reminder: October 26: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

October 26: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

it is time to start preparing for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day! The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans...

September is Pain Awareness Month

September is Pain Awareness Month

Prescription opioids can be an effective form of pain management, but they are not always the only option. It is important to understand the potential benefits and risks before you begin taking medications. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is...

CMS Public Meeting Announcement and Invitation: SUPPORT Act

CMS Public Meeting Announcement and Invitation: SUPPORT Act

Register to join CMS for a public meeting on the development of an Action Plan to Prevent Opioid Addiction and Enhance Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (SUPPORT Act). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is responding to the opioid epidemic by...

Query of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Measure

Query of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Measure

Learn More about Reporting Requirements for Query of PDMP Bonus Measure for 2019 Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program In 2019, the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) finalized a new measure...

Taking Care of My Pain Management Resource Now Available

Taking Care of My Pain Management Resource Now Available

Healthcare professionals strive every day to provide patients with the most effective, safe and beneficial care possible. The healthcare industry works hard to create the best care delivery within each practice setting and area of responsibility. However, it is when...

REMINDER: Pain Management and Opioid Oversight WebEx

REMINDER: Pain Management and Opioid Oversight WebEx

REMINDER: Pain Management and Opioid Oversight WebEx Pain management and opioid oversight: Ensuring quality, safety and compliance The Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety is hosting a WebEx on the timely topic of antibiotic stewardship and pain management; focusing...

Drug Overdose Deaths Drop in U.S. for First Time Since 1990

Drug Overdose Deaths Drop in U.S. for First Time Since 1990

United States drug overdose deaths last year dropped for the first time in nearly 2 decades, federal health officials reported. Access the National Center for Health Statistics Vital Statistics Rapid Release report. According to the Centers for Disease Control and...