June 14, 2021

ADA and Federal Government Align on Priorities to End Opioid Epidemic

The Biden-Harris Administration recently released its Statement of Drug Policy Priorities to continue the effort to end the opioid epidemic. The list works in tandem with the American Dental Association’s similar goals to curb opioid use. Knowledge about opioid prescription misuse is crucial for dentists, who prescribe 1 in 10 opioid prescriptions in the United States.

November 1, 2020

Risk Management Tip: Managing Drug Seeking Patients

Healthcare professionals share in the responsibility for minimizing prescription drug abuse and drug diversion. Physicians are tasked with differentiating patients in need of effective pain management from those who may be seeking drugs for inappropriate reasons. Review this Risk Management Tip from MLMIC to reinforce related policies and protocols within your practice or facility.

September 1, 2020

Risk Management Tip: Managing Patients with Chronic Pain

The management of chronic pain through the prescription of controlled medication poses challenges and risks to both the patient and the healthcare provider. Review this Risk Management Tip from MLMIC to reinforce related policies and protocols within your practice or facility.

March 6, 2019

A Reminder from NYSDOH About Opioid Treatment Plan Requirement

NYS Public Health Law requires that a written treatment plan be placed in the patient’s medical record when a practitioner prescribes opioids for pain management for longer than three months or past the time of normal tissue healing.