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Vt. Proposes Legal Limit on Number of Opioids that May Be Prescribed

US state flag of Vermont with great detail waving in the wind.Vermont has proposed a legal limit on the number of opioids that may be prescribed. Governor Shumlin proposed capping all new opioid prescriptions to no more than a seven-day supply. The proposed changes to the state’s opioid prescribing rule would cap prescriptions for minor pain to between nine and 12 pills and provide some exemptions for treating severe pain due to complicated procedures or major trauma. The new rule would also require the co-prescription of the opioid overdose drug, naloxone, with opioid prescriptions above certain strength or when they are combined with benzodiazepines. Read more here.

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