Providers treating acute pain subject to tougher opioid-prescription rules

Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott
MEDICAL PROVIDERS prescribing opioids to individuals with acute pain are subject to new, tougher regulations, according to the R.I. Department of Health. RIDOH Director Nicole Alexander-Scott, pictured, says the new regulations will help ensure "we’re only prescribing what’s actually needed for the treatment of acute pain.” / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
PROVIDENCE – Medical providers prescribing opioids to individuals with acute pain are subject to new, tougher regulations, according to the R.I. Department of Health, which announced that these new regulations, intended to make opioid prescriptions safer, are an integral part of the strategic plan developed by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task…

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