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How Long Patients Take Opioids after Surgery Is Stronger Risk Factor for Addiction than Dosage

Jan 18, 2018 1:30:55 PM / by eazyScripts posted in controlled substances, drug abuse, electronic prescribing, eprescribing, pharmacy, PDMP, opioid abuse

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Research reported this week in HealthDay, U.S. News and World Report’s e-Newsletter, states that how long a patient takes opioid painkillers after surgery is a much stronger risk factor for addiction and overdose than the dosage of the opioids taken.

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E-prescribing Improves Medication Adherence

Jan 10, 2018 12:50:43 PM / by eazyScripts posted in drug cost, electronic prescribing, eprescribing, medication adherence, pharmacy

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The use of e-prescribing can improve patients’ adherence to prescription medications. It also facilitates better communications between patients, physicians and pharmacists.

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Telemedicine Prescribing and Controlled Substances Laws

Oct 25, 2017 12:33:00 PM / by eazyScripts posted in substance abuse, controlled substances, drug abuse, eprescribing, telemedicine

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A recent article on the Healthcare Law Today web site discussed how telemedicine providers are dealing with e-prescribing and controlled substances. As providers become more comfortable with delivering care via telemedicine, telehealth, and digital health technologies, some are exploring services beyond low acuity consults.  One area of opportunity – and notable confusion – is prescribing controlled substances via telemedicine.  This particularly affects specialties that couple chronic disease management with pharmacotherapy.  

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Psychiatric Care and Its Role in Managing Opioids

Jun 19, 2017 11:27:13 AM / by eazyScripts posted in blog, patient outcomes, substance abuse, controlled substances, drug abuse, e-prescribing, ehr, eprescribing, erx, improving health, opiods, patient satisfaction, psychiatric care, psychiatric prescribing

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When opioids are to be used to treat psychiatric or pain disorders, the practitioners must educate themselves regarding the neuroscience of opioids so that they can competently prescribe these medications for use in psychiatric and chronic pain syndromes. At a minimum, the treating healthcare professional should be aware of some of the more common medical side effects of the opioids.

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