ProAssurance Risk Resource professionals publish the Medical Risk Resource Advisor newsletter annually. We sent the “Controlled Substances and Your Practice” issue to ProAssurance-insured physicians August 24.
“The opioid crisis continues to grip American communities of all sizes. Licensing bodies and public health agencies spend much energy trying to reduce the number of opioid prescriptions clinicians write and encourage greater responsibility in controlled substance prescribing practices. This increased public scrutiny has borne results. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledge that in 2018, the age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths in the United States decreased for the first time in a generation.”