Current issues in pain management; Oxycontin: blessing or bane; Patient responsibility agreement for controlled substance prescriptions; Fact vs. fiction in the medical liability reform debate
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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.
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.
CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids
In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) introduced guidelines for prescribing opioids to chronic pain patients.
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
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.
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