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Boards faulted for failure to discipline many opioid over-prescribers

Tennessee's proactive program to curb health care providers, including physicians, nurses, dentists, and other licensed practitioners, who avoid discipline despite inappropriate prescribing of opioids has had underwhelming results, a report by the state Treasurer's Office of Research and Education Accountability suggests. Only half of abnormal prescribers had a query opened about them, research findings showed.

Tennessee's proactive program to curb health care providers, including physicians, nurses, dentists, and other licensed practitioners, who avoid discipline despite inappropriate prescribing of opioids has had underwhelming results, a report by the state Treasurer's Office of Research and Education Accountability suggests. Only half of abnormal prescribers had a query opened about them, research findings showed.

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