Kentucky Physician: Prescription Drug Legislation Must Not Ignore Patients in Pain
editorial on Kentucky.com.
Jerome Dixon, DO, said that the state should prioritize balancing responsible prescribing and medication tracking processes with proper access to care for chronic pain patients.
"We optimistically look forward to changes — specifically the mandatory participation in KASPER (Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting) that will strengthen Kentucky's ability to combat our rising drug abuse and overdose rates," write Jerome Dixon, DO. "However, as we pledge our commitment to curb abuse, we must also ensure a new law does not restrict physicians' ability to care for legitimate pain patients."
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