Legislation that requires prescribers to check Ohio's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program was found to lead to a reduction in the quantity of opioids and benzodiazepines dispensed.
The initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue because unused and expired medicines that are not disposed of appropriately are susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse, according to the DEA.
Pennsylvania has adopted a multipronged approach to address the opioid crisis.
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