In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) introduced guidelines for prescribing opioids to chronic pain patients. These guidelines apply to physicians treating patients outside the context of cancer, palliative, and end-of-life care.
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New-to-Practice Reporter 2018
Managing opioids: claims analysis and case study; Wernicke’s encephalopathy after bariatric surgery; How to dismiss without abandoning: Ending the physician-patient relationship; Addressing transgende
Recap: “How to Fight the Opioid Epidemic”
For this year’s spring CME seminars, attorney Brett B. Rowe presented “How to Fight the Opioid Epidemic” in Austin and Houston. Here’s a brief recap with five risk management takeaways for physicians.
The Reporter Quarter 4 2017
Terminating the patient-physician relationship (2-hour CME); Managing opioids: PIAA claims analysis; Addressing transgender health care disparities; TMLT 2017 scholarship winning essay
Law Requires Texas Physicians to Query PMP Before Prescribing Opioids
Texas physicians will soon be required to check the Texas Prescription Monitoring database before prescribing opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, or carisoprodol.
FDA Requires Changes to Labeling for Opioid Cough and Cold Medicines
The FDA is requiring safety labeling changes to limit the use of prescription cough and cold medicines containing opioids in patients younger than 18 years old.
HIPAA and the Opioid Crisis
On October 27, the HHS Office for Civil Rights issued guidance on how HIPAA allows information sharing to respond to the opioid crisis.
The Reporter Quarter 3 2017
Preparing for a deposition; Prescribing issues: Opioids and off-label medications (CME); Overprescribing NSAIDS; Failure to diagnose; Failure to correctly prescribe and instruct in taking medication
Overprescribing Pain Medication
This is an actual TMLT medical malpractice case, involving a family physician and a patient prescribed to pain medication.
The Reporter Volume 6 2011
Diagnostic errors; Pain management — clinical and legal perspectives (2.5-hour CME)
The Reporter March-April 2002