Opioid Epidemic Brings Ramifications For Physicians

By Joseph Gorrell and Matthew Collins (November 15, 2017, 10:44 AM EST) -- With more than 90 people dying each day of overdoses from opioid abuse, the spotlight is on physicians and how they run their practices, including writing prescriptions, documentation and other processes. Physicians must take special care to assess a patient's need for opioids in addition to carefully documenting their condition. The worst-case scenario for noncompliance? Sanctions on a physician's license rendering him or her unable to practice medicine....

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