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    OptumRx home delivery pharmacy to require e-prescribing for controlled substances effective January 1, 2020

    December 11, 2019
    OptumRx, the pharmacy benefit provider for UnitedHealthcare, will require e-prescriptions for opioids and all other con...

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    On Demand Webinar: Providing Medication Assisted Treatment in Your Practice or Clinic

    December 06, 2019
    This webinar presents an introduction to starting a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) clinic in a rural area and incl...

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    FAQ: When am I required to offer naloxone to patients?

    June 10, 2019
    Under the new law, physicians must offer a prescription fornaloxone or another drug approved by the FDA.

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    Physicians encouraged to complete AMA Opioid Task Force surveys by May 8

    April 19, 2019
    The surveys should take 10-15 minutes to complete, and will close on Wednesday, May 8.

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    CMA comments on task force recommendations on pain management best practices

    April 12, 2019
    The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 required the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to...

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    Security prescription fix signed by Governor Newsom; delays implementation until 2021

    March 12, 2019
    After intense lobbying from CMA, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill on Monday that will end the confusion caused by flawed...

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    Security prescription law fix heads to governor’s desk for signature

    March 04, 2019
    Implementation of the new state law that requires security prescription forms to have a uniquely serialized number law ...

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    Assembly to vote on security prescription fix this week

    February 04, 2019
    CMA is working on a legislative fix to ensure no patient goes without the essential medicine and care they need.

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    Call to Action: Act now to ensure patients can get needed prescriptions

    January 28, 2019
    Contact your legislators today and urge them to take swift action so patients can once again receive the medical treatm...

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    Bill introduced to fix security prescription law

    January 25, 2019
    Flawed implementation of a new state law that requires all security prescription forms to have a uniquely serialized ...

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    CMS hosting call for prescribers on new opioid policies on Feb. 14

    January 18, 2019
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented  new opioid policies  for Medicare drug plans effectiv...

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    Pharmacy board says “enforcement not a priority” for new security prescription law

    January 02, 2019
    On January 1, 2019, a new California law took effect that requires all security prescription forms to have a uniquely s...

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    CMA expresses serious concerns over implementation of new security prescription requirement

    December 21, 2018
    On January 1, 2019, a new California law takes effect that requires all security prescription forms to have a uniquely ...

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    Saturday, Oct. 27 is Drug Take Back Day

    October 25, 2018
    Saturday, October 27, 2018, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. On this day, hundreds of locations throughout ...

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    CMA applauds the enactment of federal opioid legislation

    October 24, 2018
    The California Medical Association (CMA) applauded the enactment of H.R. 6 – a sweeping bipartisan bill that addresses ...

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    CURES mandate is in effect; are you ready?

    October 02, 2018
    To help physicians understand this new mandate, CMA has prepared a document that answers the most commonly asked questi...

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    Annual Medicare preventative exams now include review of opioid use

    September 27, 2018
    On August 28, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published an update to the Initial Preventive Physic...

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    Vote on Senate opioid package expected this week

    September 17, 2018
    The U.S. Senate is expected to vote this week a bipartisan package of over 70 proposals intended to help combat the n...

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    Health information exchange and CURES: What physicians need to know

    September 10, 2018
    This spring, a coalition led by CM) and CalHIPSO secured a $5 million expenditure for health information exchange (HIE)...

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    CA pharmacy board launched drug take-back database

    September 04, 2018
    The California Board of Pharmacy has launched an online drug take-back tool to help consumers looking for a place to sa...

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    CURES webinar with DOJ now available for on-demand viewing

    August 22, 2018
    Effective October 2, 2018, physicians must  consult California’s prescription drug monitoring database  (the Controll...

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    Reminder: CURES duty-to-consult takes effect October 2, 2018

    July 23, 2018
    Effective October 2, 2018, physicians must  consult California’s prescription drug monitoring database  (the Controll...

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    Federal opioid package receives bipartisan support in the U.S. House

    July 09, 2018
    On June 22, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid R...

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    CDPH issues standing order for naloxone

    June 22, 2018
    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a statewide standing order for naloxone, an antidote medic...

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    New report shows California’s progress addressing opioid crisis

    June 05, 2018
    The American Medical Association (AMA) issued a new report on Thursday documenting how California’s physician leaders...

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    CMA urges DOJ to take steps to ensure smooth transition to CURES mandate

    May 14, 2018
    The California Department of Justice (DOJ) has certified that as of April 2, 2018, the Controlled Substance Utilizati...

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    CDPH hosts free naloxone webinar series

    March 08, 2018
    The California Department of Public Health Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention Initiative is hosting a free, two-part...

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