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As More States Pass Opioid Prescribing Limits, Bills Become More Sophisticated

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | 355 | 0 | 37 min read

Oklahoma is the latest to join a growing number of states that have enacted limits on opioid prescribing for acute pain and, in some cases, address the use of opioids for chronic pain as well. On May 2, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed into law Senate Bill 1446, which limits initial prescriptions of opioids for acute pain to a seven-day supply of the lowest effective dose of an immediate-release opioid. The initial prescription may be followed by another prescription for up to seven days, but the provider must document the rationale for the additional prescription. Under ...

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