Oregon Changes Course On Opioid Tapering

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Last week the Oregon Health Authority voted to remove a requirement to taper patients with neck and back pain off of opioids. The requirement had drawn criticism from chronic pain patients, Human Rights Watch, and others. Dr. Dana Hargunani, Chief Medical Officer at Oregon Health Authority, and Dr. Kevin Olson, who chairs the committee that made the decision, join us to explain the change.

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