West Virginia Lawmakers to Limit Opioid Prescribing

There is new legislation that state lawmakers plan to introduce.

The legislation would limit how much pain medicine that doctors can prescribe in West Virginia.

The Charleston Gazette reports that under the bill certain painkillers would be limited to “seven day supply” for short term pain.

These new limits would not apply to patients being treated for cancer, and those in nursing homes and hospice care.

If the bill passes, West Virginia would join about two-dozen other states that have set limits on opioid prescriptions.


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