Hoping to attack opioid epidemic at its source, state Medicaid programs are limiting prescriptions

(By Shefali Luthra for Kaiser Health News published in partnership with STAT)

As the abuse of prescription painkillers stubbornly persists across the country, nearly half of the states have attempted to cut off the supply at its source in the past year, by making it harder for doctors to prescribe the addictive pills to Medicaid patients. Continue reading article here…

Kaiser Health News is a nonprofit national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

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