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