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New reforms to fight against prescription drug abuse

by Nathan E. DeLong, Esq. - ODA Director of Legal & Legislative Services
7/6/2017
ODA Today

Ohio has made progress in the fight to prevent prescription drug abuse and overdoses, but there is no question that we are still facing a serious prescription drug abuse epidemic and opioid addiction crisis. In response, policymakers are pursuing several new strategies to address the problem, including increased regulation of prescribers. Below is an overview of the recent developments impacting dentistry in Ohio:

Increased Pharmacy Board regulation

a. Compounded drugs

For several years, dentists have…

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