In battle against heroin, Maine seeks new rules for prescribing opioids.. Finally, I got a new doctor and one two week script for oxycodone.
The LePage administration's bill would require doctors to use a prescription monitoring program that's now voluntary, and limit the supply of opiates for chronic pain to 15 days.
But why limit the database to Florida (I am a FL resident, too, and my prescriptions are filled in Maine as well)? Why not a national database? If you think that does not exist, I can access my prescriptions in Walgreens or Walmart, nationwide. The cross-state recording system exists. It simply lacks Federal oversight.
Your being punished for the crimes of others.
The new Drug Enforcement Administration rules mean hydrocodone to the same prescribing rules as painkillers like codeine and oxycodone.
Right now, most pharmacies can check within their networks to see if patients are using other stores in their chains to get more hydrocodone than they should. But, for example, a Walgreens pharmacy has no way of knowing if that same person is trying to get a similar prescription filled at a Walmart pharmacy. Lovett said that’s changing.
“It is for moderate to severe pain. It’s designed to be used short-term after a severe injury, definiy after major surgery,” Hayes said. “And short-term means a month or less.
Some Southern Nevada doctors are prescribing different drugs to meet their patients' them as schedule II substances similar to oxycodone and morphine. to widespread misuse of prescription painkillers, but the new rules.
“It’s up to the pharmacist and doctor to determine whether it’s a legitimate use.”. “We can’t force a pharmacy to fill a prescription,” Wuest said.
The situation is worse than at any time in the nearly 40 years Forman has been practicing medicine in Southern Nevada.
Any such change in medications also might require an additional office visit, Michael said, which would be a hardship for some of his patients.
Mitchell Forman, a Las Vegas rheumatologist. “The unintended consequences of these laws is to make it more difficult for my patients in chronic pain to receive their medications,” Dr.
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New Prescription Rules for Hydrocodone Set to Start in October to a Schedule II drug, putting it in the same class as the painkiller oxycodone.
“We're seeing family medicine cabinets being stolen from,” said Hawkins. “We're seeing young people diverting or stealing unwanted or unused prescriptions out of the home to other people. We're seeing people who are fraudulently obtaining prescription drugs from doctors' offices."
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Addiction treatment specialists are applauding the tighter restrictions.
For patients, it means doctors will no longer be able to call in those prescriptions to pharmacies and refills won't be allowed.
There are 135 million prescriptions annually for these hydrocodone entering the same category as morphine, Dilaudid, oxycodone, Percocet.
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Galveston County Daily News September 23, 2014.
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By Dr. Victor S. Sierpina The US Drug Enforcement Agency, after lengthy debate and public input, has implemented a rescheduling of the most widely prescribed group of drugs in the U.S., the hydrocodone-acetaminophen combinations.