Doctors are Making Changes to How they Treat Chronic Pain
Local health care providers have teamed up to fight against the widespread incorrect use of opioid painkillers.
The consequences for abusing these drugs can be deadly.
Keeping these prescriptions drugs out of the wrong hands is a priority for the doctors.
The new standards of care will include monitoring patient’s use of these prescriptions.
Patients are encouraged to talk with their doctors about other effective treatments.