In a recent study, researchers found a correlation between Florida’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) and pill mill laws and a decrease in opioid prescribing and use, particularly among patients with the highest levels of use.
House Passes H.R. 1725 – National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Reauthorization Act of 2015
The House yesterday also passed the National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Reauthorization Act of 2015, which would reauthorize funding for states to operate and expand their controlled substance monitoring programs.
The House yesterday passed the Protecting Our Infants Act of 2015, which now moves on to the Senate for consideration. Sponsored by Rep. Katherine Clark (MA-D-5), this bill would mandate an evaluation of the rise of prenatal opioid abuse and neonatal abstinence syndrome and include recommendations for prevention and treatment.