Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 02, 2015
The Florida Board of Pharmacy recently approved a rule change aimed at training pharmacists to change their mindset about prescriptions for controlled substances, in a reaction that followed pleas from desperate patients unable to get pain medications.
The change switches the rule from a focus on reasons to reject prescriptions for highly addictive narcotics to an emphasis on ensuring that legitimate patients get the medications doctors have ordered.
The Board’s action came after a series of meetings on the issue earlier this year in which members of the Controlled Substance Standards Committee heard from patients, doctors and even pharmacists frustrated by the “pharmacy crawl,” where patients have traveled to up to a dozen drug stores in search of their medications. The problem has escalated statewide in the aftermath of state and federal crackdowns on “pill mills” that earned Florida a reputation as the epicenter of a prescription drug-abuse epidemic. Read the full story at http://miami.cbslocal.com/2015/10/07/state-change-could-help-patients-get-pain-medications/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=22762248&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9_XZ9sZvvL_bC7cfu3AJdhN34IC_IYgZ8MKUjMbX4CPFYw36oq1PIzRQet7ibg9yikzAmIt1j8ON7EtfDz_QruSl-Miw&_hsmi=22762248.
Empire Pharmacy Consultants agrees that there needs to be some updates with how pain management is handled within the healthcare system. Due to the unforeseen abuse of opioids in the recent past there has been a lot of pressure and fear instilled upon pharmacists to stop providing these medications to patients. We understand the purpose behind these fear tactics in terms of trying to reduce drug seekers. Unfortunately, it has caused a serious burden to patients in need.
Individuals such as cancer patients, surgical patients or accident patients who have a real need for stronger pain medications have not been able to get necessary medications. Hopefully with additional training and the collaboration of the different healthcare sectors, we as a team will be able to regain control of our profession and care for patients as they should be cared for.
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