Five Doctors Charged With Writing 8.5 Million Unnecessary Opioid Prescriptions
Five doctors in New York have been indicted by federal authorities for writing more than 8.5 million allegedly unnecessary oxycodone prescriptions, NBC News reports.
Following this week’s Senate passed legislation to address the opioid crisis, leaders from the Senate and House are meeting now to work out the differences between the Senate bill and the House version. While both bills address numerous issues, they do little to address prevention especially for middle and high school students.
We know that addiction can be prevented with early screening and intervention and we hope that you will join with us to urge Congressional leaders to add guidelines and best practices for screening for substance use to the final bill language.