No opioids, please: Clearing the way to refuse prescriptions
HARTFORD, Conn. – A growing number of U.S. states are working to help patients make it clear to medical professionals they don't want to be prescribed powerful opioids.
Connecticut and Alaska are two of the latest considering legislation this year that would create a non-opioid directive that patients can put in their medical files. It formally notifies health-care professionals the person does not want to be prescribed or administered the medications.
Massachusetts and Pennsylvania passed similar legislation last year.
While patients typically have the right to make decisions about their medical care, proponents of the directives contend such documents make a patient's wishes clear, especially in advance of medical care.
Proponents say such directives also empower those patients who might fear relapsing into addiction or becoming addicted to the drugs in the first place.
Motorcycle crash injuries cost more to treat than car crash: studyMotorcyclists in Ontario are three times more likely to be…
Health groups push for alternatives to opioidsCALGARY – An interim report released at a pain management…
New centre to focus on medicinal cannabis researchMcMaster University in Hamilton and St. Joseph Healthcare Hamilton have…
Report sets exercise guidelines for young kidsNew guidelines set the minimum amount of activity that toddlers,…
CMCC Practice Opportunity 2018
February 14, 2018
CCA 2018 National Convention and Tradeshow
April 27-29, 2018