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The annual event encourages relevant stakeholders and the general public to engage in antibiotic stewardship in outpatient and inpatient settings.

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The new recommendations are based on principles that promote alternative therapies and minimum effective opioid dosage. CDC also released fact sheets and other resources.

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The guidance, open for a 30-day public comment period, will give providers more clarity on the appropriate use of opioid prescriptions outside of cancer and palliative care; comments are due Jan. 13.

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Obama administration proposal would add drug utilization review and restriction program to Medicare to fight opioid overuse.

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Tool gives physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals access to geographic comparisons of opioid prescribing habits and use.

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The rule does not apply to unused portions of drugs given to patients in a hospital, but rather unused drugs from patients’ homes. Hospitals have until Nov. 8 to comply with DEA regulations.

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The association and eight other organizations expressed concern that new protocols for disposing of controlled substances will adversely affect hospitals.

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Truman Medical Centers improved medication safety by changing their stocking practices, implementing evidence-based order sets, and using a patient-centered education strategy.

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About America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.

America’s Essential Hospitals was formerly known as the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH). Carrying our mission since 1981 into today's health care era

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