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ALERT: Florida Board of Medicine Issues New Requirements for Prescribing Controlled Substances

By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On June 4, 2018, the Florida Board of Medicine announced upcoming changes and new requirements for healthcare providers prescribing controlled substances. House Bill … Continue reading

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After Losing At Trial, Mississippi Physician Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison for Role in Prescribing Allegedly Medically Unnecessary Compounded Medications to Patients and for Falsifying Patient Records to Make it Appear He Had Examined Them Before Prescribing

Physicians who consider "telemedicine" or writing prescriptions to patients they have not physically seen or any other unusual arrangement for seeing patients and prescribing medications or supplies should consider a recent case. In this case, a 78 year old Mississippi physician, … Continue reading

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Mandatory Use of CURES for California Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Vets, and Other Health Care Providers Prescribing Schedules II, III and IV Starts October 2, 2018

The Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) was certified for statewide use by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on April 2, 2018. Therefore, the mandate to consult CURES prior to prescribing, ordering, administering, or furnishing a Schedule II–IV … Continue reading

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Mandatory Use of CURES for California Physicians Prescribing Schedules II, III and IV Starts October 2, 2018

The Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) was certified for statewide use by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on April 2, 2018. Therefore, the mandate to consult CURES prior to prescribing, ordering, administering, or furnishing a Schedule II–IV … Continue reading

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Suboxone Practice: Family Practice and General Physicians Need to be Vigilant in Treating Patients. Case Study: Five Physicians Charged with Unlawfully Prescribing and Distributing Buprenorphine

With all the emphasis on treatment for those who have opioid dependency or addiction issues, more physicians are becoming prescribers of buprenorphine (known as Subutex and Suboxone). This is an area where providers should be careful especially if they are not addiction specialists. There … Continue reading

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