Opioid deaths barely slowed by prescription monitoring, study suggests

Prescription Monitoring – the tool that will stop doctor shopping – has been hailed as a key tool in helping to slow down number of opioid deaths.  However, a new study shows that prescription monitoring is only “marginally effective.”

At ATIP we are already aware that doctor shopping was not the widespread problem politicians and the media claimed.  We have invested millions of dollars into monitoring programs that did not slow the number of overdose deaths from heroin and illicit fentanyl.  All of those funds could have been spent on research into better pain care.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/07/health/prescription-drug-monitoring-programs-opioid-study/index.html

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