Senate proposal calls for seven-day cap for opioid prescriptions in acute pain cases

Washington, D. C. – Newly-introduced legislation would cap opioid prescriptions to seven days when used to treat acute pain. The bipartisan measure, introduced by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado, would require doctors who prescribe opioids to treat acute pain to sign off on no more than seven days’ worth.

Senate proposal calls for seven-day cap for opioid prescriptions in acute pain cases
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