This pandemic is not the only emergency situation that telepharmacy can help address. There are emergency situations popping up all the time across the country, from natural disasters to everyday health crises, and in each, telepharmacy can play a big role in serving patients regardless of geography.more»
Telemedicine has found yet another key purpose during the coronavirus public health emergency: the prescribing of controlled substances, such as opioids.
Per new clarification from the US Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), healthcare professionals can now prescribe a controlled substance to a patient using telehealth technology.
This announcement comes in the wake of the public health emergency declared by HHS Secretary Alex Azar on January 31, 2020.more»