Category: Daniel Alford

CVS pays $3.5m to settle claims it filled fake painkiller prescriptions

Boston Globe (subscription required) Daniel Alford, School of Medicine Drugstore giant CVS has reached a $3.5 million settlement with the federal government after investigators found that pharmacists in Massachusetts and New Hampshire filled hundreds of forged prescriptions for painkillers at the height of the opioid crisis, the US attorney’s office announced Thursday… Expert quote: “The […]

FDA to review physician education for prescribing opioids

STAT News Daniel Alford, School of Medicine As the opioid epidemic continues unabated, the US Food and Drug Administration will hold a two-day session starting on Tuesday to review whether a program for educating doctors about reducing patient risks is accomplishing its goals… Expert quote: “There has to be education about pain management, including when opioids […]

Aiming to stem the tide of drug overdoses, New Hampshire providers learn how to prescribe opioids responsibly

Concord Monitor Daniel Alford, School of Medicine As doctors discuss changing their prescribing habits in the face of an opioid crisis across the state, the message isn’t to stop prescribing addictive painkillers altogether, but to be more selective with who gets the medication, and how much to give… Expert quote: “We’re left with treating chronic […]