Please read Dr. Crystal’s article in Epidemiology titled, “Prescription Opioid Laws and Opioid Dispensing in US Counties: Identifying Salient Law Provisions With Machine Learning.“
In the past 15 years, in response to the US opioid crisis, states and the federal government have implemented numerous laws regulating opioid prescribing and dispensing. These include prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), pain management clinic laws, and limits on initial opioid prescriptions, among others. Although prior studies have focused on presence or absence of laws, all laws in each category are not necessarily created equal, and specific provision components may influence effectiveness. There is a critical need for better evidence on how law variations might affect opioid-related outcomes. To read the full article.
Prescription Opioid Laws and Opioid Dispensing in US Counties: Identifying Salient Law Provisions With Machine Learning. Martins SS, Bruzelius E, Stingone JA, Wheeler-Martin K, Akbarnejad H, Mauro CM, Marziali ME, Samples H, Crystal S, Davis CS, Rudolph KE, Keyes KM, Hasin DS, Cerdá M. 2021 Nov 1;32(6):868-876. PMID: 34310445 DOI: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000001404