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December 21, 2012: DEA publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Disposal of Controlled Substances

November 09, 2012: Iowa Governor Publishes Drug Control Policy for 2013

October 04, 2012: Article on Marijuana

October 01, 2012: Federal Government Launches New Website to Help Doctors Fight Rx Abuse and Diversion

August 01, 2012: DEA Announces New Certification Process for Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances

July 27, 2012: Citizen Petition filed with FDA - seeks new limits on use of opioids for CNCP

July 20, 2012: CMS Issues New Tool on Screening for Depression

July 11, 2012: CMS Issues New Educational Tool on Screening for Alcohol Abuse

July 09, 2012: FDA Issues New REMS Safety Measures for Extended Release and Long-Acting Opioid Formulations

July 03, 2012: CDC Issues Methadone Report - Links 30% of Prescription Drug Overdose Deaths to Methadone

June 27, 2012: Palmetto GBA (CA, HI, NV) Invites Public Comment on Draft LCD for Drugs of Abuse Testing

June 26, 2012: Federal Criminal Jury Sends Government a LOUD MESSAGE - RENDERS NOT GUILTY VERDICT IN FAVOR OF BOARD-CERTIFIED FLORIDA PHYSICIAN IN LESS THAN 20 minutes.

May 29, 2012: CMS Posts Date and Registration Information for Clinical Lab Fee Schedule Meeting

April 20, 2012: Palmetto GBA (NC, SC, VA, WV) issues DRAFT LCD For Drugs of Abuse Testing

April 12, 2012: Novitas issues new LCD on Qualitative Drug Screening

April 11, 2012: Trailblazer Implements Prepayment Review of G0431 effective 4/16/12

March 28, 2012: PainWeekEND Dallas a success! Next stop - ATLANTA, GA March 31-April 1, 2012

March 24, 2012: Trailblazer Issues Billing Notice on Semi-Quantitative Drug Testing - Analyzer Users Beware

March 15, 2012: AETNA - Qualitative Drug Screening - Effective 6/1/12

March 02, 2012: DEA Proposes to Place 5 synthetic cannabinoids into SCHEDULE 1

March 01, 2012: Ignaziak Opinion offers hope in Expert Witness Ethics

March 01, 2012: A good reason NOT to put money before the health & safety of your patients

February 04, 2012: West Virginia Legislation Introduced - SB 437 - Addressing Pill Mills

February 01, 2012: IGNORE THE LINKS BELOW - THEY ARE DISABLED AND WILL BE REMOVED DURING WEBSITE TRANSITION.

January 26, 2012: American Society of Addiction Medicine issues Public Policy Statement on Mandatory Provider Education on Prescription Controlled Drugs

January 25, 2012: GAO Report on Prescription Drug Abuse and Diversion

January 18, 2012: CMS Medicare Learning Network - Updated Booklet on Claims Review Programs

January 17, 2012: CMS to Issue Pharma Transparency Rule

January 09, 2012: Schumer Urges Extreme Caution with what he calls

January 01, 2012: Physician Office Lab with an Analyzer? Think twice about using quantitative codes and do you due diligence on proper coding of qualitative drug screens!

January 01, 2012: Draft LCD from WPS Medicare on Qualitative Drug Screening - Public Meeting and Comment Period

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