DEA loosens grip on nursing home pain medications

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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency recently issued an interim rule that slightly relaxes its position on pain medications in nursing homes. The rule follows a hearing by the Senate Special Committee on Aging. At the hearing, nursing home representatives said DEA regulations were too strict and often result in long delays for nursing home patients who need pain medication.
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