New Hampshire Prescribing Fewer Painkillers for Inmates
Nashua Telegraph report.
The state assembled a traveling pain management clinic consisting of a physician, a registered nurse, a physical therapist and a mental health counselor to address inmates' pain management needs without prescription drugs when possible. Alternative treatment includes diet, exercise and physical therapy.
Between 2008 and 2011, vicodin prescriptions among inmates dropped by 85 percent, hydrocodone prescriptions fell by 65 percent and morphine prescriptions dropped by 60 percent, the report said.
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