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Virginia's PMP Is Now Interoperable with North Carolina

On January 24, 2018, Governor Ralph Northam announced that North Carolina is the most recent state to become interoperable with Virginia's PMP, an addition that makes Virginia's program fully integrated with more than half of U.S. states. Read the Governor's news release.

UVA Health System to Integrate Electronic Medical Record System with Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)

In order to improve patient safety in the battle against prescription drug and opioid abuse, the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville this month becomes the first large medical system in Virginia under a public-private grant to initiate use of the NarxCare Appriss digital bridge. NarxCare is used by prescribers and pharmacists within their work flow to expedite access to the Commonwealth’s Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). Read the full news release.

Virginia’s First Healthcare System Opts into Appriss Health’s NarxCare Platform

In the fight against prescription drug abuse and opioid addiction, prescribers at Tidewater’s Bayview Physicians Group and their patients are among the first beneficiaries of NarxCare by Appriss Health offered by Virginia’s Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). Read the full news release.

Opioid Addiction Crisis Declared a Public Health Emergency in Virginia

On November 21, 2016 Governor McAuliffe issued a news release stating that State Health Commissioner Marissa Levine has declared Virginia’s opioid abuse crisis a Public Health Emergency in the Commonwealth.

Visit the Virginia Department of Health for more information.
Download Commissioner Levine’s message to healthcare practitioners on dispensing Naloxone.

FDA News Release

The FDA announced on August 31, 2016 that strong warnings are issued against the concurrent use of prescription opioid analgesics and cough medicines along with benzodiazepines. Serious risks and death have been associated with this combination.  For more information please read the annoucement

CDC releases new Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain