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Scripps Emergency Room Physician Co-Authors Study on Opioid-related Deaths

Media cover study that finds doctors prescribing fewer opioids

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Media cover study that finds doctors prescribing fewer opioids

The journal Science recently published a study co-authored by Roneet Lev, MD, an emergency room physician at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego. The study looked at the effects of a letter-writing campaign to doctors whose patients died as a result of opioid abuse. The study showed a reduction in opioid prescriptions as a result of the letter campaign.

Read the story on NPR: Sending letters about their patients' overdoses changes doctors' prescribing habits.

Read the story on AP: Doctors nudged by overdose letter prescribe fewer opioids

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