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53% of These Prescriptions Exceed Pain Management Guidelines

Have you ever received an opioid prescription following dental work? According to a recent study, more than 50% of the opioid prescriptions written by U.S. dentists exceed the federal dental pain management guidelines, which recommends a three-day supply maximum. Perhaps even more concerning, researchers also found that over the five-year study period, dentists prescribed drugs that were more powerful than necessary, about 29% of the time. The study, published in the American Journal of...

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