State opioid laws appear to have no impact on prescribing for one vulnerable population

Posted by on June 23, 2016 3:57 pm
Categories: health

States are aggressively enacting laws aimed at curbing prescription opioid abuse and overdose. The laws appear to have no impact on hazardous prescribing for disabled workers, a large population with high opioid use. People in this group, presumably a population the laws aim to protect, are 10 times more likely than average to die of prescription opioid overdose.

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