Preventing Injury from Opioids: Is Washington State’s New Prescribing Policy the Answer?
PAINWEEK 2011: The National Conference for Frontline Practitioners
Las Vegas, Nevada
In an effort to reduce the risk of overdose death and diversion associated with opioids, the state of Washington has recently passed legislation that will require a pain consultation once a chronic, non-cancer pain patient has reached 120mg Morphine Equivalent Dose (MED) per day. Panelists will discuss the extent of the national problem, how public policy is created, Washington’s unique approach, and the need for increased collaboration between policymakers and prescribers.
opioids, morphine, pain, Washington, prescription
Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
Stephen J. Ziegler Ph.D., J.D. (2011).
Preventing Injury from Opioids: Is Washington State’s New Prescribing Policy the Answer?. Presented at PAINWEEK 2011: The National Conference for Frontline Practitioners, Las Vegas, Nevada.