Tighter Prescribing Rules: An Anti-Abuse Strategy That Could Hurt Patients In Pain

(By Shefali Luthra for Kaiser Health News)

As rates of prescription painkiller abuse remain stubbornly high, a number of states are attempting to cut off the supply at its source 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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