Controlled substances

Innovations

Emergency Department and Urgent Care Clinicians Use Protocol To Reduce Opioid Prescriptions for Patients Suspected of Abusing Controlled Substances 11/13/13

An emergency department and urgent care center that are part of a hospital system in southeastern Maine implemented a one-page, easy-to-understand protocol that physicians and nurses use to decide...

Cross-Agency Mayoral Task Force Promotes Policies and Initiatives To Reduce Prescription Opioid Misuse and Related Problems, Achieves Some Early Successes 04/25/13

A multiagency, cross-disciplinary initiative in New York City, the Mayor's Task Force on Prescription Painkiller Abuse develops and supports implementation of a constellation of policies and...

System Gives Authorized Users Access to Interstate Information on Controlled Substance Prescriptions, Assisting Them in Identifying Cases of Potential Misuse 02/08/13

Owned and operated by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy®, NABP PMP InterConnect® is a data exchange platform that links prescription-monitoring programs operated by various States,...

Hospital Pharmacist Staff Use Robotic Medication Transport System To Reduce Delivery Time and Costs, Enhance Nurse Efficiency and Satisfaction 12/20/12

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians at the University of Maryland Medical Center use autonomous mobile robots to track and deliver certain medications to nursing units. For these orders, which...

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