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Consensus-Based Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals

Consensus-Based Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices has published the 2020-2021 Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals (TMSBP).  The updated list includes new best practices on opioid prescribing and on the risks related to the 'override' feature with...

Eliminating Medication Overload: Lown Institute Action Plan

Eliminating Medication Overload: Lown Institute Action Plan

Every day, 750 older Americans are hospitalized due to serious side effects from one or more medications. The odds of experiencing a serious adverse reaction to a medication increases 7 to 10 percent with each additional drug—yet today, more than 40 percent of older...

Starting the Conversation About Prescription (Rx) Opioids | CDC Guidelines

National Drug Control Strategy – Addressing the ‘Treatment Gap’

In 2018, an estimated 21.2 million Americans, aged 12 and older, needed treatment for a Substance Use Disorder (SUD), but only 3.7 million received any kind of treatment and only 2.4 million received treatment at a specialty facility - a disparity known as the...

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...

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