Tag Archives: Opioid

‘Opioid epidemic:’ Pharmacists want to restrict low-dose codeine products like Tylenol 1

REGINA — Pharmacists say it’s time for Canada to restrict access to over-the-counter codeine as the country grapples with an opioid crisis. There have been renewed calls to limit access of low-dose codeine products, including Tylenol 1 and their generic counterparts, since a pharmacy in Saskatchewan was disciplined for failing to understand how the drug… Read More »

Nurse Practitioners Often Restricted From Prescribing Opioid Treatments

TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 — In a finding that suggests that not all weapons are being deployed in the opioid war, new research shows that nurse practitioners often face tough restrictions for prescribing a medication that treats opioid addiction. At least six states with high opioid addiction rates have rules that restrict nurse practitioners (NPs)… Read More »