Drug abuse

Under What Circumstances Will Providers be Allowed to Prescribe Controlled Substances via Telemedicine?

Written by Christopher A. Parrella,  J.D., CPC, CHC, CPCO The clock is ticking for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to address a long-standing roadblock that has prohibited physicians and nurse practitioners from prescribing controlled substances via telemedicine without an in-person … Continue reading Under What Circumstances Will Providers be Allowed to Prescribe Controlled Substances via Telemedicine?

A Medical Review Officer’s Role in Drug Testing

Earlier this year, Sioux Falls, S.D.-based M.G. Oil Company, dba Happy Jack’s Casino, agreed to pay $45,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The case stemmed from the company’s decision to withdraw an offer of employment for a cashier position based on a drug test that showed the presence of a prescription pain killer.