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New Monitored Drug Prescribing Policy for Physicians in NS – Effective June 1st

On March 21st, the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia approved a new policy regarding the prescribing of monitored drugs.

The policy is as follows:

When caring for patients in episodic, urgent or emergent care settings, physicians must review the patient’s drug profile as maintained by the NSPMP prior to prescribing narcotics or any controlled drugs or substances.

This policy is effective June 1st, 2014.

Through the NSPMP eAccess web application, prescribers and pharmacists can quickly access the most recent 18 months of prescribing history.