Government Intervention in Opioid Prescribing

The primary goal of any governmental intervention in prescribing should balance ensuring access to controlled substances while preventing their abuse. To what extent are laws created to achieve this end, and what impact could these efforts have on patients, prescribers, and diversion? A panel of medico-legal experts will discuss the potential impact of recent legislative and regulatory efforts, prescription monitoring programs (PMPs), and ways providers can participate in future reform.

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