Oklahoma Lawmakers Urge Interim Study on Opioid Prescriptions

Three Oklahoma state representatives have requested an interim study to investigate clinical outcomes of patients with pain following policies resulting in rapid reductions in opioid prescribing. Rep. John Talley, R-Stillwater, said the study seeks to examine the effects of the …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2021/07/21/623703.htm

Economist Says Huntington, West Virginia Opioid Response Will Cost $2.5 billion

A 15-year plan to abate the opioid crisis in a West Virginia community will cost local officials $2.5 billion, a forensic economist has testified. George Barrett testified Tuesday that Cabell County and the city of Huntington would need to spend …

Original source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2021/07/02/621220.htm