The WG1 Clinical and Safety Edits Task Group recently published its latest Opioid Guidance available on the NCPDP website on the Resources page under Guidance Documents.

    NCPDP Recommendations for Standardized Communications to Address the Opioid Epidemic provides a short summary of issues and available guidance for implementation of opioid policies.

    Many states have enacted legislation that imposes some type of prescribing limits (including days supply and morphine milligram equivalency), guidance or requirements on prescriptions in order to combat the opioid crisis. Inconsistency in the implementation of these policies has presented challenges throughout the pharmacy supply chain for providing patients access to needed medication in a timely manner.

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