FDA to Require Supply of Mail-back Envelopes for Outpatient-dispensed Opioids

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Examination of In-home Disposal Products also Planned; Notes on New DEA Registration Requirements On April 3, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it is requiring manufacturers of opioid analgesics dispensed in outpatient settings (which includes home hospice care) to make prepaid mail-back envelopes available to outpatient pharmacies and other dispensers as an additional […]

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SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act Opens Federal Door for Hospices to Dispose of Controlled Substances

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In September 2014 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued final regulations implementing the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010   in which the agency clarified  (for the firs time) that hospices were prohibited from disposing or assisting in the disposal of controlled substances for hospice patients unless there was a state law granting authority […]

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SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act Opens Federal Door for Hospices to Dispose of Controlled Substances

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In September 2014 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued final regulations implementing the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010   in which the agency clarified  (for the firs time) that hospices were prohibited from disposing or assisting in the disposal of controlled substances for hospice patients unless there was a state law granting authority […]

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NAHC Applauds Passage of Key Legislation to Curb Opioid Epidemic

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The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) commends the United States Senate for passing The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, a bipartisan bill which contains a wide array of initiatives to address America’s overwhelming opioid crisis. The bill now heads to President Donald J. Trump for his signature. Among the many provisions […]

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Congressional Conferees Finalize Agreement on Opioid Package with Hospice Disposal Provisions

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–Legislation likely to be enacted prior to midterm elections For the last 18 months, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has been deeply involved in discussions with offices in the Senate and House of Representatives on a provision included in the final opioids legislation package that authorizes hospice personnel to dispose of […]

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Kentucky Bill Would Regulate Hospice Disposal of Prescription Painkillers

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Hospice providers in Kentucky would have to adopt new procedures for the disposal of prescription painkillers under a new bill that just passed the state House of Representatives. Normally, when a person in hospice care dies, prescribed, but unused pain medication reverts to the estate of the deceased, but House Bill 148 would require hospice […]

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