AAOS Now, June 2017
AAOS Now debuts in the AAOS Access app!
Beginning with the June 2017 issue, the Academy's member newsmagazine is available via AAOS Access. This feature-rich content viewing app makes reading, browsing and downloading AAOS Now on your mobile device easy! Now available in the App Store and Google Play, AAOS Access also delivers eBooks, videos and other educational content. Download the free AAOS Access app today!
Staying out of Trouble Prescribing Controlled Substances
Physician and public awareness of issues related to opioid use has skyrocketed over the past several years. Prescription drug abusers outnumber those who use all other "street" drugs except marijuana, and twice as many deaths are caused by prescription opioids than heroin. Every state except Missouri now has a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) that tabulates and distributes data about federally controlled substances that are prescribed and dispensed.