Study: Mandatory Provider Review of PDMP and Pain Clinic Laws Reduce the Amounts Of Opioids Prescribed And Overdose Death Rates

January 12th, 2017

There has been much discussion about the relationship between the implementation of policies to reduce unsafe opioid prescribing and increased heroin overdose deaths. This article looks at data to ascertain the effect of these policies and overdose rates between 2006 and 2013 in the US.

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