New research conducted at the School of Public Health and the Department of Sociology at Georgia State University found that the growing concern about prescription drug abuse epidemic is possibly changing the way health providers prescribe, Forbes reports. The findings were published in the Pain Physician Journal.
The researchers involved in the study surveyed almost 6,000 Indiana:
- Nurse Practitioners
- Physician Assistants
The study did not probe into the reasons why health care providers were concerned, but study author Dr. Eric Wright, a professor with the appointments in Health Management & Policy and Sociology at Georgia State thinks that the “growing public alarm about the rising rate of fatal overdoses involving prescription drugs, especially opioids, and policymakers’ increased critical scrutiny of drug prescribing practices are behind our respondents’ concerns.”
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