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Medication Management of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) in Primary Care (November 2023)

QUICKtipSC: Patients with AUD need your long-term support. Talk to them about managing AUD just like you talk about other chronic conditions (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, opioid use disorder). 


Monitoring Practices to Promote Safer Opioid Use (updated August 2023)

QUICKtipSC: SCRIPTS displays naloxone administration reported by first responders or major health care facilities under the Integrated Patient Records Section 


Balancing Comfort and Safety in Post-Op Pain Management (October 2022)
QUICKtipSC: Calculate tablet count needed for a patient’s opioid discharge prescription based on use the last 24 hours before discharge; no discharge opioid prescription is needed if no opioids were required.


Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Can Change a Life (July 2021)
QUICKtipSC: A naloxone prescription and opioid overdose education can reduce overdoses – plus, it’s now required by SC law to offer for all higher risk circumstances.

Non-Drug Strategies for Non-Cancer Acute and Chronic Pain (February 2021)
QUICKtipSC: Non-drug strategies can improve pain and reduce the need for medications, including opioids


Naloxone Can Save a Life (April 2020)
QUICKtipSC: South Carolina pharmacists can dispense naloxone to a patient or caregiver without a prescription or standing order


Acute Non-Cancer Pain Treatment (January 2020)
QUICKtipSC: Always consider scheduled dosing around-the-clock for acute and chronic pain treatment


Naloxone and Naltrexone – What’s the Difference? (June 2019)
QUICKtipSC: Most insurances now cover naloxone nasal spray.


Promoting Safe Medication Disposal (March 2019)
QUICKtipSC: Safe medication disposal is for ALL meds and supplements, not just opioids and other controlled substances


Screening for Depression and Anxiety (September 2018)
QUICKtipSC: Many payers reimburse for depression screening; coverage varies for anxiety


Identifying Patients with or at Risk for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) (June 2018)
QUICKtipSC: OUD is a chronic manageable disease just like hypertension and diabetes


Tapering Opioids and/or Benzodiazepines to Reduce Risk of Overdose (March 2018)
QUICKtipSC: Co-prescribing naloxone and opioids may save a life


Opioid-Induced Constipation (OIC) (December 2017)
QUICKtipSC: If you don’t take opioids, you won’t have opioid-induced constipation


Opioids by the Numbers (September 2017)
QUICKtipSC: SCRIPTS calculates Morphine Milligram Equivalents (MME) for you