Month: December 2021
THE OPIOID ABUSE CRISIS “IS NOT OVERWHELMINGLY BEING FUELED BY MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS AND PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURERS”
The Patient Opioid Notification Act requires that medical practitioners discuss the addictive potential of opioid-based painkillers with their patients – and parents of minor patients – as well as discuss, when appropriate, safer non-opioid pain relief alternatives. Prior to enactment, only 18% of the participants warned patients about the risk of opioid addiction when prescribing opioids. After enactment, 95% routinely warned patients about the risk of addiction.