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This document describes the similarities and differences among state mandated PMP use provisions for prescribers. It reflects the increasing refinements by state officials who are trying to use the mandate to increase PMP use by health care professionals. Read more »

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This document is a product of NAMSDL’s extensive review and analysis of current state laws addressing novel psychoactive substances (“NPS”) and controlled substance analogues. On a state-by-state basis, NAMSDL lays out laws pertaining to many issues, including: expeditious scheduling, definition/treatment of analogues, fentanyl-specific provisions and penalties for violations. Read more »

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Including the ballot measures enacted during the November 2016 election, 29 states and the District of Columbia now allow persons with certain debilitating medical conditions to use, possess, purchase (in many cases), and cultivate (in some cases) marijuana. This summary highlights many key laws and regulations in each of the 30 jurisdictions. Read more »

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This summary highlights the specific circumstances in which prescribers have to review PMP data before prescribing controlled substances, treating pain, treating drug addiction, and treating injured workers. Read more »

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