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Missouri Restricts Dentists’ Prescriptions Of Opioids

July 30, 2019
by KCTV News

A new Missouri law limits the amount and types of opioid pain medications dentists can prescribe.

The bill, signed earlier this month, tells dentists to restrict opioid prescriptions to no more than the equivalent of 10 regular Vicodin pills per day and says they shouldn’t prescribe extended-release opioids such as OxyContin.

The American Dental Association says dentists prescribed 6.4% of all U.S. opioid prescriptions in 2012.

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