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Final CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
Read the full text: CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain - United States, 2016, or view the Core Requirements or Checklist
HHS announces new actions to combat opioid epidemic - Learn more about HHS plans to expand access to buprenorphine Medication Assisted Treatment, requirement for federal agency health providers to check PDMP, and an inventory of HHS research projects and opportunities.”
Alliant Quality is helping Care Coordination Communities in Georgia and North Carolina to improve medication safety and prevent adverse drug (ADEs).
Medication therapy is central to preventing and managing many health conditions but barriers and problems in medication use frequently result in ineffective or unsafe outcomes. In addition to general recommendations and resources for safe medication use we will focus on the three medication classes identified by the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention as priority targets: Anticoagulants, Diabetes Agents and Opioids.
Sign-up to participate and receive ADE screening information for the Medicare beneficiaries you serve.
3. Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs
4. Naloxone Opioid Overdose Reversal Agent
View free webinars and archived recordings from Georgia Department of Public Health’s GC including Medication Reconciliation and Medication Adherence.
This tip sheet will help patients integrate taking their medications into their daily routine resulting in better medication adherence.
If your diabetic patients have vision problems, this tip sheet provides supplement options to help see the insulin vials and draw up insulin more accurately.
If your patients are taking chlorpropamide, glyburide, or glyburide/metformin, this tip sheet will help them know the signs and symptoms of low blood sugar and better manage their medications.
For your diabetic patients who have multiple chronic conditions, this tip sheet will help them to manage multiple medications being prescribed by multiple providers.
For more information contact:
Michael Crooks, PharmD.
Pharmacy Interventions, Technical Lead