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Comments Urge Commission to Tighten Rules on Opioids

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | 423 | 0 | 75 min read

Nine months after being directed by the North Carolina legislature to tighten the reins on opioid prescribing, the state's Industrial Commission has proposed new rules that, like those in a growing number of states, would limit initial prescriptions to five days for injured workers. Some major stakeholders say the rules are a strong first step but the commission needs to go further to protect injured workers from the secondary injury known as addiction. "We support these rules. We think they're pretty good, but we did have a few recommendations," said Brian Allen, vice...

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