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Proposed Opioid Guidelines Recommend 3-Day Prescribing Limit

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | 564 | 0 | 15 min read

A Minnesota Opioid Prescribing Work Group convened by the state has released for public comment a set of opioid prescribing guidelines that recommend a three-day limit on opioid prescriptions for acute pain. The guidelines advise doctors to avoid prescribing more than a three-day supply or 20 pills of low-dose, short-acting opioids for treatment of short-term pain. In addition, the entire prescription should be limited to a total of 100 morphine milligram equivalents, the guidelines say. For short-term pain following major surgery or a traumatic injury, the guidelines recommend prescribing n...

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