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Effective July 22, 2016, a 7-day Limit for Initial Opioid Prescriptions

As part of New York’s efforts to curb opioid abuse, Governor Cuomo recently signed legislation to amend New York State Public Health Law §3331, which will take effect on July 22, 2016. Restrictions have been put in place to limit initial narcotic prescriptions to seven days.

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New York Joins National Prescription Monitoring Program

The objective of the program is to prevent the improper procurement of prescriptions for controlled substances across state lines.

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How to Prepare for “I-STOP” Mandatory E-Prescribing

Mandatory e-prescribing of all prescription medication, controlled substances and non-controlled substances, takes effect in New York State on March 27, 2016. All practitioners need to be familiar with the requirements of this law.

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Risk Management Tips: Prescription Medications and Patient Safety

Educating patients about their prescription medications and keeping medical records updated with prescription information both help to ensure patient safety.

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