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Prescription Drug Abuse

The growing abuse of prescription drugs continues to be a major concern for both state and federal governments. Efforts to address this epidemic have ranged from instituting prescribing limitations to mandating provider education. The AAOMS supports the idea that our members can be part of the solution to this problem, as evidenced by the association’s involvement in the Medicine Abuse Project, but we do not support unnecessarily inhibiting our ability to effectively treat real patient pain.