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Latest DUR Newsletter Published; Nebraska Medicaid to Implement Total Daily Dose Limits on Opioids

Latest DUR Newsletter Published; Nebraska Medicaid to Implement Total Daily Dose Limits on Opioids

January 14, 2019

The latest issue of the Nebraska Drug Utilization Review (DUR) Program, administered for the Department of Health and Human Services by the Nebraska Pharmacists Association, has published.

This issue covers how opioids compare to each other and calculating MME. In response to the national opioid crisis, Nebraska Medicaid will be implementing total daily dose limits of opioids. These limits are
intended to enhance the safe use of opioids. Commonly prescribed opioids include:

  • codeine
  • fentanyl
  • hydrocodone
  • hydromorphone
  • methadone
  • morphine
  • oxycodone
  • oxymorphone
  • tapentadol
  • tramadol

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