PainRelief.com: What should readers take away from your report?
Response: To decrease the duration of opioid prescriptions from dentists, policymakers will either need to enact more stringent limits or pursue alternative interventions.
PainRelief.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?
Response: Future research should evaluate whether policy interventions other than limits can reduce dental opioid prescribing, such as mandates for dentists to check prescription drug monitoring program databases before prescribing opioids.
Disclosures: I received an honorarium from the Benter Foundation, the funder of this study, to consult on a campaign to improve opioid prescribing by dentists.
Chua K, Nguyen TD, Waljee JF, Nalliah RP, Brummett CM. Association Between State Opioid Prescribing Limits and Duration of Opioid Prescriptions From Dentists. JAMA Netw Open. 2023;6(1):e2250409. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.50409
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