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More States Adopt Opioid Prescribing Limits as National Cap Proposed

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | 771 | 0 | 64 min read

Montana and Wyoming are the latest states to adopt days-supply limits for initial opioid prescriptions for acute pain, joining more than 30 states that have enacted similar prescribing limits. Montana’s House Bill 86, signed by the governor on March 21, sets a seven-day limit on outpatient opioid prescriptions for those new to opioids, with exceptions for chronic pain and pain due to cancer. It will take effect Oct. 1. In Wyoming, Senate File 46, which the governor signed in February, will after July 1 also limit initial opioid prescriptions to seven days for patients who haven’t...

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