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Government Steps in to Modify Opioid-Prescribing Habits


Several strategies are being implemented to reduce or halt the opioid epidemic. The government is pushing for more regulations to modify the prescribing habits of providers. Federal Regulations: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention came out with general recommendations that define management of chronic pain and acute pain. Before prescribing an opioid medication, non-opioid management should be attempted as first-line treatment. If non-opioid management is insufficient an more...
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