Opioid prescription laws provide ‘significant but limited outcome’

Opioid prescription laws provide ‘significant but limited outcome’

Laws in 23 states that capped the number of days a Medicare enrollee could receive an initial opioid prescription may have had their intended effect, a recent study showed.These laws, which were implemented between March 2016 and July 2018, limited the duration of first opioid prescriptions to 7 days in 17 states, 5 days in two states and 3 days in four states. They covered 43% of the U.S. population, according to John Cramer, MD, an assistant professor in the department of otolaryngology surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Michigan, and colleagues.With the impact of theRead More

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