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Non-Drug Strategies for Non-Cancer Acute and Chronic Pain (February 2021)
QUICKtipSC: Non-drug strategies can improve pain and reduce the need for medications, including opioids

 

Monitoring Practices to Promote Safer Opioid Use (August 2020)
QUICKtipSC: Prescriber Reports now display patient records for each metric when you log into your SCRIPTS account

 

Naloxone Can Save a Life (April 2020)
QUICKtipSC: South Carolina pharmacists can dispense naloxone to a patient or caregiver without a prescription or standing order

 

Acute Non-Cancer Pain Treatment (January 2020)
QUICKtipSC: Always consider scheduled dosing around-the-clock for acute and chronic pain treatment

 

Naloxone and Naltrexone – What’s the Difference? (June 2019)
QUICKtipSC: Most insurances now cover naloxone nasal spray

 

Promoting Safe Medication Disposal (March 2019)
QUICKtipSC: Safe medication disposal is for ALL meds and supplements, not just opioids and other controlled substances

 

Screening for Depression and Anxiety (September 2018)
QUICKtipSC: Many payers reimburse for depression screening; coverage varies for anxiety

 

Identifying Patients with or at Risk for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) (June 2018)
QUICKtipSC: OUD is a chronic manageable disease just like hypertension and diabetes

 

Tapering Opioids and/or Benzodiazepines to Reduce Risk of Overdose (March 2018)
QUICKtipSC: Co-prescribing naloxone and opioids may save a life

 

Opioid-Induced Constipation (OIC) (December 2017)
QUICKtipSC: If you don’t take opioids, you won’t have opioid-induced constipation

 

Opioids by the Numbers (September 2017)
QUICKtipSC: SCRIPTS calculates Morphine Milligram Equivalents (MME) for you