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Bill in Congress Would Limit Initial Opioid Fills to Three Days

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | 2111 | 0 | 64 min read

While many individual states have enacted days-supply limits on initial opioid prescriptions for acute pain, legislation introduced in Congress last week would make a three-day limit the law across the nation. The bill would also require doctors and pharmacists to check their state’s prescription drug monitoring program when prescribing or dispensing opioids. Requiring doctors to check the PDMP is a step that some, but not all, states have mandated. S. 2456, also known as CARA 2.0, is a follow-up to the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act that took effect in July 2016. Sponsors o...

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