A Startling Number of Medicare Patients were Over-Prescribed Opiates in 2016

The Washington Post reported last week that according to a government watchdog, half a million Medicare patients were prescribed too many opioids for non-cancer pain in 2016, according to standards set by the CDC. Read the article >>

Our very own Dr. Claire Trescott wrote a blog on “How to Institute Guardrails when Prescribing Opiates for Non-Cancer Pain,” which outlines five specific steps that all providers should take when prescribing opiates. For more detailed information, you can watch her webcast presentation below:

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