Physicians’ progress toward ending the nation’s drug overdose and death epidemic
This report from AMA's Opioid Task Force shows physicians have continued to educate themselves on safe prescribing, pain management and recognizing signs of addiction. Yet, illicit drugs are now the dominant reason why drug overdoses kill more than 70,000 people each year. Read more... and call MACS for educational opportunities and support for treating patients with substance use disorders or pain.
Expanded Telehealth Helps Communities Address Opioid Use Disorder During Pandemic
This PEW article addresses how increase in telehealth use and access has improved access in some underserved areas for OUD treatment. Read more...
Managing patients with chronic pain during the COVID-19 outbreak: considerations for the rapid introduction of remotely supported (eHealth) pain management services
Pain management providers face the challenge of delivering face-to-face service through different modes. Fortunately, there is a rich stream of research and clinical experience in the use of different technological solutions.Read more...
Buprenorphine prescription dispensing rates and characteristics following federal changes in prescribing policy, 2017-2018: A cross-sectional study
This report found that the number of buprenorphine prescriptions dispensed increase 9.1% from 2017 to 2018. Read more...
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The Maryland Department of Health formed the Center for Harm Reduction Services that envisions a Maryland where health care and social service systems meet the needs of people who use drugs in a comprehensive, community-based manner. They support syringe service programs, naloxone distribution, and resource allocation for harm reduction programs programs across the state. Learn more...