Prescribing Agent

Jump in painkiller sales provoke worries about addiction, regulations

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A huge rise in the use of oxycodone over the past decade has led to increasing worries about the number of addicts and a lack of places to treat them.

New DEA nurse prescribing policy still needs work, providers say

Recent Drug Enforcement Agency guidance that allows nurses to to fill certain pain medication prescriptions is a good start, but it doesn't go far enough, provider groups say.