New Law Limits Pain Prescriptions

Opioid prescriptions for acute pain are now limited to three- or seven-day supplies in Florida.

By: Dee Russell
Blue and green pills spilled out of a white bottle. Doctors or their staff members are required to check the statewide prescription drug monitoring program before prescribing or dispensing any controlled drugs on an outpatient basis.
"Patients also play a major role in pain management. Eating healthier diets, exercising and using relaxation techniques can really impact a person’s perception of pain."
Alberto Ardon, MD
Chair of the Pain and Opioid Stewardship Taskforce
Blue and white pills Medication restrictions do not apply to traumatic injuries with an injury severity score of 9 or above, cancer, chronic pain, terminal conditions or palliative care.