Web-based tool aims to educate doctors on opioids

The Office of National Drug Control Policy has launched a new web-based program aimed at helping doctors more safely and effectively prescribe prescription painkillers. The training materials are part of an initiative created to help medical professionals understand and address prescription drug abuse, the agency said.

The move comes after a recent report found that few physicians are following recommended treatment guidelines when prescribing prescription painkillers for injured workers.

Nearly one in 12 injured workers who are prescribed narcotics are still using them three to six months later, according to the report.

About Erin Marie Daly

I’m a freelance journalist based in San Francisco. My book on prescription drug and heroin addiction was published in August 2014 by Counterpoint Press.
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