NC Medical Board President Clarifies Board’s New Opioid Initiative

June 23rd, 2016

In a letter addressed to North Carolina Medical Board licensees, Dr. Pascal O. Udekwu, President of North Carolina Medical Board, addresses feedback from both licensees and patients concerning prescribing practices. Some patients indicated they were told by their provider that NCMB has imposed a limit on how much medication may be prescribed. Dr. Udekwu clarifies by stating,

“The type and amount of medication prescribed should be determined by the prescriber, based on generally accepted standards of care and objective clinical information for each individual patient. The Board has not established any specific limits on opioid prescribing.”

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