The increased prescription of opioid medications has led to widespread misuse of both prescribed and non-prescribed opioids. In 2017, more than 47,000 Americans died as a result of an opioid overdose, and the opioid crisis was declared a public health emergency. Roughly 21 to 29 percent of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them. CURES 2.0 (Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System) is a … read more … http://speakersnetwork.com/forms/CURES.pdf
 
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