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Ohio releases opioid prescribing guidelines

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The Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team recently released guidelines to help health care providers when prescribing opioids.

The guidelines recommend that if a patient is receiving 80 mg morphine equivalency dosing (MED) or above, the health care provider should evaluate how to optimize therapy and safety, and consider possible adverse effects. Above 80 MED, patients are significantly more likely to overdose.

These guidelines are not intended to replace a health care provider’s clinical judgment. For…

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