Maine Medical Association members now have a special opportunity to purchase e-prescribing software from MMA’s preferred vendor, DrFirst, to comply with the new opioid legislation.
Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of injury death in the United States.
Fentanyl, heroin, and painkillers are ravaging the State of Maine, playing a role in 272 deaths last year.
What can prescribers do to help neutralize the impact on Mainers, as well as those who cross state lines from New Hampshire to “doctor shop” for prescription painkillers and benzodiazepines?
The legislation’s goal is to prevent people from becoming addicted to opioids.
Beginning July 1, 2017, physicians are required to electronically prescribe all opioids (in addition to limiting the amount and duration of prescriptions, and checking the Prescription Monitoring Program before prescribing a benzodiazepine or opioid).
To learn more about EPCS Gold benefits and how the e-prescribing software works, please attend our webinar on November 1 from 12-1pm ET.