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How prescription and non-prescription drug abuse impacts optometry

[embedded content] The opioid disaster within the U.S. continues to blow up as some sufferers are turning to avenue medicine as soon as their prescriptions run out. Thuy-Lan Nguyen, OD, discusses how ODs may be a part of the answer when sufferers present indicators of prescription or non-prescription drug abuse.

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Extra States Mandate Prescription Drug Monitoring Packages

As the opioid epidemic intensifies, state-based Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) are stepping in to help address the issue. At the same time, states are asking providers (and in many cases requiring them) to review PDMPs when they are considering prescribing controlled substances to patients. Pennsylvania recently joined the growing number of states that mandate […]

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