Dental opioid prescribing and multiple opioid prescriptions among dental patients: Administrative data from the South Carolina prescription drug monitoring program.
I for one have been writing more Rx's for opiods since hydrocodone became a schedule II drug. Before I would phone the prescription in only if needed and contacted by the patient. Now I just hand the script to the patient just in case. More drugs in the pipeline. The law of unintended consequences. The bigger question is number of pills and refills. MJ
J Am Dent Assoc. 2016 Apr 4. pii: S0002-8177(16)30201-X. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2016.02.017. [Epub ahead of print]