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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's new opioid prescription law is only days old but doctors already are worried about how it might be implemented.
There’s a new law now in effect in Nevada aimed at curbing prescription drug abuse by preventing the over-prescribing of opioids.
Among the measures in Assembly Bill 474 are benchmarks on prescribers. For instance, painkillers can’t be prescribed for more than 14 days for acute pain.
Opioid related deaths dropped in Nevada in 2016 from the previous year, but hospitalizations and prescription rates increased.