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2022 Mar 15

Ann Intern Med

Effects of State Opioid Prescribing Laws on Use of Opioid and Other Pain Treatments Among Commercially Insured U.S. Adults.


McGinty EE, Bicket MC, Seewald NJ, Stuart EA, Alexander CG, Barry CL, McCourt AD, Rutkow L
Ann Intern Med. 2022 Mar 15.
PMID: 35286141.


There is concern that state laws to curb opioid prescribing may adversely affect patients with chronic noncancer pain, but the laws' effects are unclear because of challenges in disentangling multiple laws implemented around the same time.