Pain Patients Concerned About Opioid Access Under Strict State Limits.

July 8, 2018

NPR (7/8, Stone) reports on how chronic pain patients feel marginalized in policies intended to curb opioid abuse. “Faced with skyrocketing drug overdoses, states are cracking down on opioid prescribing,” and increasingly, “some patients with chronic pain ... say they are becoming collateral damage.” NPR reported that “more than two dozen states have implemented laws or policies limiting opioid prescriptions in some way,” but spotlights Arizona, which along with some other states “have gone further by placing a ceiling on the maximum dose for most patients.”

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