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Access to Prescription Opioids—Primum Non Nocere A Teachable Moment

Patrick D. Tyler, MD1; Marc R. Larochelle, MD, MPH2; John N. Mafi, MD, MPH3,4
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1Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
2Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
3Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California
4RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California
JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(9):1251-1252. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3926.
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This Teachable Moment discusses the how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for opioid prescribing can play a major role in limiting the impact of this epidemic.

Article InformationCorresponding Author: John N. Mafi, MD, MPH, Division of General Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 911 Broxton Ave, Apt 301, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (jmafi@mednet.ucla.edu).

Published Online: July 18, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3926.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.

Additional Contributions: We thank the patient for granting permission to publish this information.

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