The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) has outlined solutions that would help assure people receive opioid prescriptions only when medically appropriate.

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These common-sense measures include:

  • Endorse the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Guideline for Opioid Prescribing
  • Require E-prescribing (e-Rx) for Controlled Substances
  • Seven-Day Opioid Prescription Limits for Acute Pain
  • Improve and Integrate State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) and Require Prescribers to Check PDMPs
  • Give Part D Plans More Tools to Fight Pharmacy Opioid Fraud
  • Achieve Timely and Flexible Implementation of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) Lock-In