March 1, 2017

Opioid Prescriber Resources

More people died from drug overdoses in 2014 than in any year on record, and the majority of drug overdose deaths involved an opioid. Since 1999, the national rate of overdose deaths involving opioids – including prescription opioid pain relievers and heroin – nearly quadrupled, and over 165,000 people have died from prescription opioid overdoses. Fatal drug overdoses are now the number one method of unnatural death in the Commonwealth. ...

February 21, 2017

The Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) collects prescription data for Schedule II-IV drugs into a central database accessible to health care professionals. The PMP is maintained by the Department of Health Professions, and strict security and confidentiality measures are enforced. Authorized health care professionals may check the PMP to confirm treatment history and identify a patient that is "prescription shopping" in order to connect them to addiction recovery services.

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August 30, 2016

One Care is hosting a series of free educational forums on prescription drug abuse specifically geared for health care providers. Attendees will have the opportunity to improve learning deficits to promote safer opioid prescribing with sessions led by Sarah Melton, PharmD, BCPP, BCACP, CGP, FASCP. 

Overall Conference Objectives: 

  • Incorporate overdose prevention education and naloxone rescue kits into medical and pharmacy practice by educating patients...
July 13, 2016

More than 1 million Virginians have no health insurance. While paying for prescription medications is a burden for many, it is impossible for some. In fact, more than one in four uninsured Virginians go without needed medications because they cannot afford to pay for their prescriptions.

The Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) and MSV Foundation (MSVF) offer additional information on resources available to assist un- and under-insured patients. Visit the MSVF Web site  on medication...

July 20, 2016

DOC RxRelief helps Virginians without prescription insurance get the medications they need for free. DOC RxRelief Patient Advocates help the patients and the referring practice navigate the often complicated process of applying to Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs). The program utilizes The Pharmacy Connection software which streamlines the application process.

MSV Members are able to take advantage of this service at no cost to the practice or the patients.

August 28, 2018

Doctors Optimizing Care

DocRx Relief is a program that provides free brand name medications to uninsured patients or those in the coverage gap through referrals from physician practices in Virginia.

We employ a specially trained Patient Advocate who works with patients, practices and over 200 pharmaceutical companies to get patients their needed medications.

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