CDC guidelines

15 Apr New CDC Guidelines Released to Curb Painkiller Prescriptions

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released new CDC guidelines (cdc.gov/mmwr) recently to limit the prescribing of prescription painkillers, such as OxyContin and Vicodin. The CDC guidelines are voluntary and urge primary care doctors to try physical therapy, exercise, and over-the-counter medications before prescribing painkillers...

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EMS Agencies

15 Feb Legislation Introduced to Ensure EMS Agencies’ Ability to Administer Controlled Substances to Patients

U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC) introduced legislation recently to amend the Controlled Substances Act to allow EMS agencies to continue to administer controlled substances to countless patients who are sick or injured enough to need them either on the scene or en route to the hospital. This practice...

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