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2020 Dec 02

Med Care

Association Between State Policies on Improving Opioid Prescribing in 2 States and Opioid Overdose Rates Among Reproductive-aged Women.


Ji X, Haight SC, Ko JY, Cox S, Barfield WD, Zhang K, Guy GP, Li R
Med Care. 2020 Dec 02.
PMID: 33273289.


The opioid overdose epidemic has been declared a public health emergency. Women are more likely than men to be prescribed opioid medications. Some states have adopted policies to improve opioid prescribing, including prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) and pain clinic laws.