Pharmacy Services | Behavioral Healthcare Magazine Skip to content Skip to navigation

Pharmacy Services

Idaho to allow psychologists to prescribe medications

April 11, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

Idaho has become the fifth U.S. state to pass legislation allowing clinical psychologists to prescribe medications for the treatment of mental health disorders.

The least you need to know about buprenorphine and PDMPs

March 3, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

In the fragmented healthcare system, prescription drug monitoring programs might be valuable in avoiding opioid prescription fills for buprenorphine patients.

Kroger offers naloxone over the counter

January 30, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

The Kroger Co. announced it now offers naloxone nasal spray 4mg over the counter at its 101 pharmacies in the Dallas region.

Drug distributor settles monitoring dispute

January 18, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

McKesson Corporation finalized a $150 million settlement to resolve claims that the company did not adequately monitor and report suspicious orders for controlled substances.

Opioid crisis declared public health emergency in Virginia

November 22, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

With overdose cases on the rise, the Virginia state health commissioner has declared the opioid addiction crisis to be a public health emergency and issued a standing order that allows all Virginians to obtain naloxone over the counter.

How to add MAT services to your organization

November 14, 2016  |  Brian Albright
article

Deciding to add a medical dimension like MAT to an existing program is one thing; actually making the transition is another. The process involves overcoming a number of hurdles that could potentially derail the program.

Higher caps may not increase buprenorphine utilization

November 14, 2016  |  Brian Albright
article

Research from the RAND Corporation indicates that few physicians currently prescribing buprenorphine have approached the 100-patient treatment cap, and many of those might be underutilizing the drug.

Fentanyl, carfentanil prompt higher naloxone dosage

October 21, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

Two expert panels have voted to recommend that the FDA increase the minimum dosage of naloxone in the wake of climbing overdose rates involving fentanyl and carfentanil.

Clinicians can now access Pennsylvania PDMP

August 26, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Pennsylvania launched its newly designed PDMP on Thursday, now with oversight by the health department and access granted to clinicians and pharmacists, who by law must use the database in everyday practice.

Employers look to control prescription opioid costs

August 10, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

Large U.S. employers will look to manage prescription benefit costs while also expanding mental and behavioral healthcare benefits in 2017, according to a National Business Group on Health survey.

Navigate the naloxone economy

August 2, 2016  |  Brian Albright
article

Simpler delivery mechanisms are making it easier for laypeople to administer naloxone in an emergency, but pricing of the medicine varies widely.

HHS raises buprenorphine cap to 275

July 6, 2016  |  Gary Enos
news

Federal leaders estimated that the increase in the cap could allow up to 70,000 more patients to receive buprenorphine for opioid dependence in the first year.

Pages

Subscribe to Pharmacy Services