DrugFree.org: Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Linked to 30% Drop in Opioid Prescribing

DrugFree.org: Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Linked to 30% Drop in Opioid Prescribing

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States that use prescription drug monitoring programs have seen a 30 percent decrease in the rate of prescriptions written for opioid painkillers, a new study finds.

“This reduction was seen immediately following the launch of the program and was maintained in the second and third years afterward,” the researchers wrote in the journal Health Affairs.... [Read more at DrugFree.org]