The state of Florida has issued a state of emergency in preparation for Hurricane Michael. Among the provisions, this will lift some restrictions for early refills and allow an additional 30-day refill for maintenance medications.
California updated its MTUS formulary to align more closely with treatment and opioid prescribing guidelines.
The Illinois Alternatives to Opioids Act of 2018 recently went into effect. Learn what this means for workers' compensation patients.
The Vermont Department of Labor has proposed a rule that would, by reference, incorporate the Department of Health opioid prescribing guidelines for use in the workers’ compensation system in Vermont.
Virginia recently instituted new regulations governing the prescribing of opioids and buprenorphine in all areas of health care
The House Energy and Commerce Committee debated and advanced 57 bills related to combating the opioid crisis.
On May 21, 2018, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed SB18-22, concerning clinical practice measures for safer opioid prescribing.
In the final days of the Louisiana 2018 Regular Session of the legislature, lawmakers passed HB579, making amendments to their medical marijuana law.
New opioid-limiting legislation has been signed into law in Oklahoma.
Hawaii legislature sends new opioid legislation to Governor for approval.
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