Minn. medical group wants MDs to take action

RXThe Minnesota Medical Association is considering requiring doctors to take continuing education courses on pain management and addiction and increasing use of the Minnesota Prescription Monitoring Program in order to deal with the state’s prescription drug abuse issue, according to this article. As of March 2013, only 40% of pharmacists and 30% of doctors in Minnesota were using the monitoring system, according to the article.

About Erin Marie Daly

I’m a freelance journalist based in San Francisco. My book on prescription drug and heroin addiction was published in August 2014 by Counterpoint Press.
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One Response to Minn. medical group wants MDs to take action

  1. Maureen Kielian says:

    Hi –
    Although this appears to be a positive step, just look at Florida. Our appointed Board Members of Medicine and Osteopathy, “fit” this in to their plan. It failed, factually. We still have “Pill Mill” MD’s and DO’s still practicing medicine in our State. Can someone, please, give me the reason why?
    One HUGE case example: Vincent Coangelo, et al, in jail for a minimum of 20 years. Owners of 7 pain management clinics. The doctors prescribing and dispensing at least one of those clinics, 291 E Commercial Boulevard, still, to this day, have the privilege, granted by our FL Boards, to practice medicine in Florida. WHY, is the question I ask. Look it up, or I can send you the links.

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