SCOTUS: Ruled on Opioid Prescriptions

By Jules Murtha



Here’s What Doctors Need to Know

The Supreme Court of the United States  (SCOTUS) has ruled that doctors must show intent to mis-prescribe opioids in order to face criminal charges.

  • Despite the drop in opioid prescriptions in recent years, opioid overdoses and deaths are on the rise, largely because of street drugs.
  • The CDC’s position is that physicians can better serve patients by focusing on when to initiate and continue opioid treatment, what type and dosage of opioid to use, and how to address risk of drug abuse when prescribing opioids.

Source: Jules Murtha, MD Linx [8/26/22] 



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