News: 4 opioid regulations other states have that Iowa does not

Quad City Times: 4 opioid regulations other states have that Iowa does not

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More than half of U.S. states require prescribers to consult the state’s Prescription Monitoring Program, or PMP; Iowa does not. The PMP can help prescribers catch individuals who attempt to obtain opioid painkillers from multiple sources.

At least 17 states have established limits on the length of opioid prescriptions, according to the Washington Post; Iowa has no limit. Limiting the length of opioid prescriptions can drive down the number of prescriptions.

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