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Virginia Adopts New Regulations on Opioid and Buprenorphine Prescribing

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By: Curi Editorial Team
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New regulations in Virginia have established new requirements for the prescription and management of acute and chronic pain using opioids and buprenorphine. Among the regulations are requirements that prescribers do the following:

  • Consider non-pharmacologic and non-opioid options for treatment of acute pain before prescribing opioids
  • Begin acute pain treatment with short-acting opioids
  • Follow specific requirements for medical records-keeping
  • Routinely review prescriptions for chronic pain patients

More details about the regulations are available here from the Virginia law firm Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle PC.

The full text of the regulations is available here.

Curi Editorial Team
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