Dentist group puts teeth in push to curb opioid painkillers

ABC News reports The American Dental Association wants dentists to drastically cut back on prescribing opioid painkillers.

The association announced a new policy that “essentially says eliminate opioids from your arsenal if at all possible,” said Dr. Joseph Crowley, the group’s president. The Chicago-based group represents around 161,000 dentists.

The group is also pushing for limiting opioid prescriptions to no more than a week and mandatory education for dentists that encourages using other painkillers.

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