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New drug law targets opioid prescriptions

The start of July means a law created to cut down on the amount of drugs doctors prescribe to patients.

 

The new law, which went into effect Sunday, allows doctors to give no more than a seven day supply of medication for patients with short term pain, such as broke bones, surgeries and illnesses.

 

Sponsors of the legislation say if fewer drugs are available, there's less of a chance for abuse and addiction.

 

Doctors and other supporters say most patients with acute pain don't need to be on opioid medications for longer than a week

 



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