- Drug prescription monitoring programs are statewide efforts to reduce overprescribing of opioids
- Three studies showed a decrease in fatal opioid overdoses after program implementation; six showed no effect
(CNN)Prescription drug monitoring programs — believed to be an important tool in the fight against the opioid epidemic — may be only marginally effective in reducing overdose deaths, according to a new study. But certain features, such as mandatory reviews by providers, could still be useful.
- Missouri opioid deaths rise, but more slowly. Is prescription-tracking program working?
- Report: Opioid deaths increasing slowly in Missouri
- Opioid Crisis: Kentucky Attorney General Sues Walgreens for 'Fueling the Opioid Epidemic'
- Congress tackles mounting opioid epidemic
- Trump Supporters Linked to Counties with Higher Opioid Usage, Study Says
- Purdue Pharma plants seeds of the opioid epidemic in a tiny Virginia town
- Databases key to Trump’s crackdown on opioids
- Ex-DEA agent: Opioid crisis fueled by drug industry and Congress
- CMS releases guidance to states on using Medicaid to address opioid crisis
- Maine drug deaths remained high in early 2018, with fentanyl taking a bigger toll
- CCHR Florida Explores: America’s Prescription Drug Epidemic
- Congress Is Writing Lots of Opioid Bills. But Which Ones Will Actually Help?
- New Michigan law limits amount of opioids doctors can prescribe
- MetroHealth cuts prescriptions of opioid pills by 3 million, launches pain center
- Nan Goldin Survived an Overdose to Fight the Opioid Epidemic
- Lawmakers struggle to get to grips with America’s opioid epidemic
- PolitiFact Florida: Ron DeSantis overplays link between the opioid crisis and southern border
- NJHA to invest $1.5M in opioid monitoring tool
- Denver and a dozen other Colorado communities are getting set to sue drug companies over opioid crisis
- Big Pharma's complicit and avoidable role in the man-made opioid epidemic
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