A Healthesystems publication

Summer 2017
Bridging the Gap Between Opioid Policy and Prescribing

State and federal governments have taken legislative action to reduce the harm caused by the opioid epidemic, including preventive activities aimed at influencing prescriber behavior, as well as working to intervene when opioid use becomes problematic.

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