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Journal Article

An effective intervention: limiting opioid prescribing as a means of reducing opioid analgesic misuse, and overdose deaths.

Fink BC, Uyttebrouck O, Larson RS. J Law Med Ethics. 2020;48(2):249-258.

The overprescribing of opiates is a known contributor to the opioid epidemic. This essay describes governmental action taken to adjust prescribing patterns, their effect, and strategies to increase the impact of these actions on opioid misuse and patient harm.