Pharmacy

More than half of Maine prescribers are now EPCS-enabled
By Bill Siwicki 01:07 pm July 20, 2018
On the first anniversary of the state's mandate, 51 percent of prescribers in the state are fighting the opioid crisis by using electronic prescription for controlled substances.
UNC Health to use PDMP with their Epic EHR

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By Bernie Monegain 02:44 pm July 16, 2018
UNC Health says the move will help tackle the opioid problem and save clinicians time.
Mobile tech opioid prescriptions get help from PDMP
By Bill Siwicki 11:02 am July 11, 2018
Physicians at Affiliated Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of Maryland now have a better handle on opioid prescribing as they try to combat the ongoing crisis.
By Bill Siwicki 01:11 pm July 06, 2018
It has seen a 21 percent decrease in missed doses, a 66 percent reduction in wasted doses and zero reportable adverse events in the past 11 months.
PillPack acquired by amazon

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By Laura Lovett 10:58 am June 28, 2018
The New England-based startup delivers medications and coordinates refills and renewals.
Valley Medical Group prescription refill program
By Bill Siwicki 03:26 pm June 21, 2018
Valley Medical Group's use of health IT has improved efficiency and boosted staff and provider satisfaction.
drug shortages

AMA responds to shortages of sterile intravenous products containing saline or other fluids for patient care in all medical settings with a request to HHS and Homeland Security to treat drug shortages as a national security initiative.

By Beth Jones Sanborn 03:11 pm June 15, 2018
One new policy deems drug shortages an urgent public health crisis and seeks to have manufacturing sites become critical infrastructure.
House Committee increases NIH funds, cuts ONC by 29%
By Bernie Monegain 12:43 pm June 15, 2018
Congress funding for medical research programs to fight the opioid epidemic, and a boost for healthcare IT.
Former Apple CEO John Sculley speaks with Wainwright Fishburn, of Cooley LLP at BIO18

Former Apple CEO John Sculley speaks with Wainwright Fishburn, of Cooley LLP during the BIO18 event on Wednesday.

By Dave Muoio 01:18 pm June 06, 2018
Former Apple CEO John Sculley speaks at the BIO18 event about healthcare’s slow adoption of new technologies and its general aversion to risky innovations.
FDA launches innovation challenge to help stem opioid crisis

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By Bernie Monegain 01:23 pm May 30, 2018
The contest aims to offer unique approaches to detecting, treating and preventing addiction, Food and Drug Administration officials said.

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