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Month: June 2017

Buprenorphine County Map Added

The NC Controlled Substances Reporting System (CSRS) collects controlled substance prescriptions data within 72 hours of being dispensed and makes this information available to prescribers and dispensers. Using this information, the system is able to calculate prescription rates by county. Buprenorphine prescription rates are now available on the map, alongside the four other drug classes (Benzodiazepine, Methadone, Opioid, Stimulant) currently available. More maps will be added in the weeks to come. View Prescription Rates by County...

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Treatment Gap in Opioid Epidemic

Confronted by the gravity of an opioid epidemic that contributes to the deaths of 91 Americans daily, the nation’s physicians are making much greater use of state prescription drug-monitoring programs (PDMPs), reducing opioid prescriptions, and increasing prescriptions for the life-saving antidote naloxone. Tens of thousands of physicians nationwide are now certified to provide office-based medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid-use disorders, yet there remains a treatment gap that leaves too many patients who want help unable to get it. Learn More about the Treatment...

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PCSS-MAT’s Waiver Course for NPs and PAs

In the first week since launching, PCSSMAT’s 24 hour MAT waiver course, designed specifically for NPs and PAs, hundreds have registered to take the take the course. While the course was designed for NPs and PAs, it is recommended for all health professionals to learn more about substance use disorders and specifically the prevention, identification, and treatment of opioid use disorders using evidence-based practices. The course is all online and FREE with continuing education credits. Check out these handy guides for NPs and PAs and MDs on the steps needed to obtain a waiver. Learn...

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