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Capitol Health Call
April 12, 2016

Bill Would Permit Partial Filling of Opioid Prescriptions

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JAMA. 2016;315(14):1443. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.2768

Legislation introduced recently in both the Senate and the House would permit the partial filling of opioid prescriptions at the request of patients or physicians (http://1.usa.gov/1QAInh6).

“This bipartisan bill will empower patients and doctors to work together to determine appropriate pain treatment while limiting the number of unused pills left in family medicine cabinets,” co-sponsor Sen Elizabeth Warren (D, Mass) said in a statement (http://1.usa.gov/1UuNIMZ).