Improving access to valuable opioid dependence treatment

Donna C. TPP

Physicians treating patients for opioid addiction and dependence can now prescribe buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone®) without having experience in an opioid dependence treatment setting. This change is intended to improve access to a safe and effective treatment option, particularly for patients in rural and remote locations. Physicians prescribing buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone®) are required to complete the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) …

Easier access now available to valuable ADHD treatment

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Albertans who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) will now find it easier to access the drugs they need for treatment. Long-acting methylphenidate medications are some of the most effective drugs used to treat ADHD. Effective immediately, prescriptions for these drugs no longer require the use of a special prescribing pad, thus increasing the number of physicians who can …

Goldilocks approach to Narcotics Prescribing

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta Messenger, Prescribing Corner, Professional Conduct Parapet, TPP Leave a Comment

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. – Aristotle This issue of The Messenger includes the report of a physician disciplined for a lack of …