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Understanding the new opioid prescribing rules

by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
ODA Today

A week can’t go by without hearing or reading something about the prescription drug and opioid abuse crisis in Ohio. A recent national study by the Henry Kaiser Family Foundation found that Ohio leads the nation in opioid overdose deaths. According to the Ohio Department of Health, unintentional drug overdoses caused the deaths of 4,050 Ohio residents in 2016, as compared to 3,050 in 2015. This is the highest number of deaths on record from…

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