UNM Health Sciences Exec Proposing Opioid Limits

A UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO HEALTH SCIENCES EXECUTIVE VICE CHANCELLOR MAKES HIS POINT ABOUT REGULATING AND LIMITING THE DISTRIBUTION OF OPIOIDS. THE ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL REPORTS DR. RICHARD LARSON TOLD THE WALL STREET JOURNAL IN AN OPINION PIECE THAT THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC WON’T BE RESOLVED ANY OTHER WAY.

LARSON SAYS A THREE-DAY LIMIT SHOULD BE PLACED ON OUTPATIENT PRESCRIPTIONS FOR ACUTE PAIN … AND ADOLESCENTS SHOULD NEVER BE PRESCRIBED THE PAINKILLERS. AND HE TELLS THE JOURNAL THAT HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS SHOULD HAVE OPIOID STEWARDSHIP PROGRAMS TO KEEP A WATCH ON THE PRESCRIPTION PRACTICES PHYSICIANS.

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