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E-prescribing Not Only Reduces Opioid Abuse; It Also Saves Money

Jan 3, 2018 12:29:23 PM / by Gule Shiekh, COO & Co-Founder posted in opiod abuse, e-prescribing, electronic prescribing, PDMP, prescription drug monitoring program

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An estimated 80 percent of abused controlled substances are obtained by prescription and legally dispensed to the abuser, an abuser’s friend or a family member. In many cases, opioids are obtained through so-called “doctor shopping” — seeing multiple doctors and obtaining a prescription from each.

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eazyScripts Supports AMA Efforts to Eliminate Burdens for Controlled Substances’ ePrescribing

Nov 28, 2017 9:29:03 AM / by Todd, Occomy, MD, President & Co-Founder posted in controlled substances, e-prescribing, prescription drug monitoring program

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In a recent AMA Wire e-Newsletter, the AMA outlined their efforts to eliminate the barriers to implementing electronic prescriptions of controlled substances. The association said the problem remains a significant and perplexing burden for physicians. The AMA vowed to continue to advocate before relevant federal and state agencies and legislative bodies for elimination of cumbersome, confusing and burdensome requirements relating to electronic transmission of physicians’ controlled substance prescriptions to pharmacies.

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Trends in Medical and Non-medical Use of Opioids among U.S. Adolescents

Nov 15, 2017 1:48:29 PM / by eazyScripts posted in e-prescribing, prescription drug monitoring program, PDMP, opioid abuse

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A recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and posted on their web site highlighted the fact that most U.S. studies of national trends in medical and nonmedical use of prescription opioids have focused on adults. Given the limited understanding in these trends among adolescents, the AAP examined national trends in the medical and nonmedical use of prescription opioids among high school seniors between 1976 and 2015.

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