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Small Doses: March 2018 Edition
Small Doses: March 2018 EditionEasy-to-swallow news and studies for the busy pharmacist.
Lessons learned from one state’s drug crackdown initiativesStudy: Florida’s tougher drug laws and monitoring program is positively impacting opioid prevention efforts.
Study: Pill mill crackdown has reduced opioid Rxs in FloridaFlorida’s crackdown on pill mills has resulted in decreases in opioid prescriptions, according to an online study published by JAMA Internal Medicine.
Feds targeting Indiana pill mill doctors, pharmacistsA recent spike in HIV cases throughout Indiana has federal prosecutors closely scrutinizing doctors and pharmacists who may be recklessly prescribing painkillers.
CVS to pay $22 million to settle illegal dispensing chargesCVS Health has agreed to pay a $22 million penalty following an investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration that found two of the chain’s Florida pharmacies had dispensed controlled substances without legitimate prescriptions.
Pill-mill crackdown cut Florida’s overdose deathsA federal report credits Florida’s crackdown on pill mills and doctor shoppers with reducing deaths from prescription-drug overdoses by nearly one quarter.