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2022 Oct 18

J Am Board Fam Med



Pain Management During West Virginia’s Opioid Crisis.


Haggerty T, Sedney CL, Dekeseredy P, Nwafor D, Brownstein HH, Caretta MA, Pollini RA
J Am Board Fam Med. 2022 Oct 18; 35(5):940-950.
PMID: 36257694.


Opioid use disorder has caused significant morbidity and mortality resulting in opioid prescribing limiting laws, such as State Bill 273 in West Virginia. The purpose of this study is to explore the impacts of a restrictive opioid prescription law on physicians in medical practice in West Virginia.