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Controlled Substance Prescribing Information


External Resources on Opioid Safety/Substance Use Disorder

Session Law 2015-241, mandated the creation of the North Carolina OPDAAC which is tasked with developing and implementing a strategic plan to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse.

The campaign outlines real, actionable steps for the safe storage, use and disposal of pain medications, as well as resources for finding treatment and recovery support.

OPIOID Prescribing Alert

Provisions of the Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention (STOP) Act that limit initial prescriptions for acute pain to 5 days and postsurgical pain prescriptions to 7 days; became effective on January 1, 2018.

For more details, please see the following:

  1. Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention (NCBON)
  2. Controlled Substance Prescribing Information
  3. Prescribing-limits focused version of our STOP Act FAQs (NCMB)

Educational opportunities for meeting the requirements to apply for a medication-assisted therapy waiver

Last Changed 23-Mar-2020

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