Cover: Reducing High-Dose Opioid Prescribing

Reducing High-Dose Opioid Prescribing

State-Level Morphine Equivalent Daily Dose Policies, 2007–2017

Published in: Pain Medicine, Volume 21, Issue 2, pages 308–316 (February 2020). doi: 10.1093/pm/pnz038

Posted on Mar 22, 2019

by Sara E. Heins, Katherine P. Frey, Renan Castillo, G. Caleb Alexander

Morphine equivalent daily dose (for pain) policies have gained popularity in recent years, but considerable variation in threshold levels and policy structure point to a lack of consensus. This work provides a foundation for future evaluation of MEDD policies and may inform states considering adopting such policies.

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