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Governor, Medical Boards Propose Limiting Opioid Scripts for Acute Pain to 7 Days

Friday, April 7, 2017 | 665 | 0 | 0 min read

Ohio physicians treating adult patients with acute pain would have to limit opioid prescriptions to no more than a seven-day supply under rules being considered by the state's Medical, Nursing and Dental Boards, Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced last week. Children with acute pain would be limited to a five-day opioid prescription. The rules do not apply to chronic pain patients. Kasich announced the proposal on March 30 with State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy President Michael Mone and leaders of the various health care boards at his side. The rules still need to be adopted through the...

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