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Smart & Safe promotes safe prescription, use and disposal of medications.

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Patients play a big role in keeping powerful medications out of the hands of those who shouldn't have them.

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Education is critical for physicians who prescribe opioids and other medications.

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AG Steve Marshall, CVS Health Announce Safe Drug Disposal Program in Alabama

MONTGOMERY — Attorney General Steve Marshall joined with CVS Health Chief Policy and External Affairs Officer Thomas Moriarty, Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale, Homewood Mayor Scott McBrayer and Homewood Police Chief Tim Ross to announce a safe medication disposal program […]

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AMA Rep Discusses Partnership with Medical Association during Opioid Council Meeting

MONTGOMERY ─ The Governor’s Opioid Overdose and Addiction Council recently met to discuss reports from various stakeholders and committees, but there was also a special guest speaker. Daniel Blaney-Koen, senior legislative attorney from the American Medical Association, joined the task […]

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U.S. House Passes SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act

In a 396-14 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, or H.R. 6 —bipartisan opioid legislation that aims to curb drug abuse.
Sponsored by Greg Walden, R-Oregon, […]

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What’s at Stake for Medical Professionals in “Pill Mill” Investigations

In an earlier article, I detailed how the DOJ has focused its attention on the aggressive investigation and prosecution of “pill mill” cases.  In this article, I discuss the consequences physicians and other medical professionals potentially face as a result […]

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Reducing Opioid Prescriptions for One Operation Can Have a Spillover Effect to Other Procedures

Study results show revised recommendations resulted in about 17 fewer pills being dispensed per patient for four major operations.
CHICAGO – To curb the use of opioids after major elective operations and prevent these pain relievers from falling into the wrong […]

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