Citing that “most teens who abuse pain relievers say they get them from family and friends,” the use of prescription pain drugs continues to take center stage and has spurred an Ohio law requiring new procedures when...more
The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) elevated Hydrocodone combination medications, including Vicodin, from a Schedule III to a Schedule II Controlled Substance. The reclassification was published the...more
As the prevalence of physician extenders continues to grow to meet patient demand, so does their scope of practice.
Effective May 20, 2014, Ohio law now permits physician assistants, certified nurse practitioners,...more
Ohio has experienced an epidemic of prescription drug abuse and dependence, specifically involving opioid controlled substances. Because of this epidemic, more physicians are offering opioid maintenance treatment for persons...more
Ohio physicians now have another reason to be familiar with and utilize the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (“OARRS”) as a component of their practices. While OARRS checks have been mandatory under certain circumstances...more
Ohio law has undergone a number of developments concerning the appropriate means of notifying patients when a physician leaves a practice, as well as the proper steps for terminating a patient from a medical practice....more
The Ohio Boards of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Nursing have adopted new guidelines pertaining to prescribing opioid medication. The guidelines are part of Ohio’s continuing effort to combat and reduce prescription drug...more