Practical Reviews

Provider Input Valuable to Developing Effective Regulations

As physicians, we have always had the freedom to choose what kind of medication to give our patients, at what dose, and for how long. Even with the opioid epidemic, there has been no voluntary attempt on our part to change our prescribing habits. Now that federal and state regulations are beginning to tell us how we should prescribe opioid pain medications, this is beginning to force a change in the ways we practice medicine. In the short term, I believe that these regulations are more...
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