Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Discover a Better Understanding of Mental Health Medicine October 10-11, The Westin Hunstville Accreditation Statement This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Medical Foundation of Alabama and the Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association. The Medical Foundation of Alabama is accredited by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama to provide continuing medical […]


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Recently, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a final rule rescheduling hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) into Controlled Substance Schedule II, effective Oct. 6, 2014.   The DEA clarified key points impacting implementation that are of interest to health care providers and patients: • Prescriptions for HCPs that are issued on or after Oct. 6, 2014, must comply with requirements for Schedule II prescriptions; refills of these prescriptions will be prohibited. • Prescriptions for HCPs that […]


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The recent death of actor and comedian Robin Williams may have evoked difficult feelings in psychiatrists, whether or not they ever experienced the death of a patient by suicide. Michael Myers, M.D., talks about those reactions, noting that psychiatrists enter a “foreign and frightening world, a dark and lonely place” when they lose a patient to suicide. Myers is a professor of clinical psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., and the author […]


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