Important Changes in Prescribing
This section of our website is to inform you of some changes that our practice will be initiating due to the Opioid Crisis in North Carolina. We have attached the bill summary from the North Carolina Medical Board as a reference for you. If you are receiving opioids from our practice, the providers may soon be discussing with you a weaning schedule if you are taking over a certain dose, to make sure we remain compliant with the law changes. As a safety guard, many patients will be receiving an emergency, lifesaving drug. We have initiated a standing order for all our patients to receive one of these in the form of an auto injector- Evzio/Naloxone HCl, or a nasal spray-Naloxone/Narcan® . These are emergency drugs that can be used in the case of an unexpected overdose. Please make sure to store your medications in a cool, dry location and out of reach of young children. Keeping our patient’s safe as well as their families is our main priority. We hope you understand that these changes are not personal, but to remain compliant with regulations so we can continue to treat your pain to the best of our ability. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact our office.
Drs. Kitchen, Auman, Tellis, McCutcheon & Harum
L.Reed, NP, J.Lanier, NP & K Mosso, PA
Crystal Coast Pain Management Center