Health Day: Florida's Tougher Laws May Be Cutting Opioid Prescriptions

Health Day: Florida's Tougher Laws May Be Cutting Opioid Prescriptions

THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The top prescribers of opioid painkillers in Florida wrote far fewer prescriptions for those drugs the year after the state implemented tough new drug policies, a new study reveals.

Two policies aimed at reducing the number of prescriptions for the potentially addictive opioids, such as Oxycontin, took effect in late 2011. One was the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), a database that tracks individual prescriptions, including patient names, dates and amounts prescribed.... [Read more at Health Day]