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Date:2/20/2013

rkers' compensation programs, and state-run health plans that identify and address improper patient use of opioids. 
  • Passing, enforcing and evaluating pill mill, doctor shopping and other state laws to reduce prescription opioid abuse.
  • Encouraging state licensing boards to take action against inappropriate prescribing.
  • Increasing access to substance abuse treatment.
  • For more information about prescription drug overdoses in the United States, please visit www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Poisoning

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