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ADA, NIH look for ways to collaborate on dentistry's role in preventing opioid misuse

  • ADA News
When the ADA announced new policy on opioids in March, other organizations took notice. One of those was the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Bethesda, Md. — When the ADA announced new policy on opioids in March, other organizations took notice.

One of those was the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Its director, Nora Volkow, M.D., called the policy, which supports prescription limits and mandatory continuing education for dentists, "impressive" during a March 28 meeting with the ADA.

In addition to calling for prescription limits and mandatory CE, the new policy supports statutory limits on opioid dosage and duration of no more than seven days for the treatment of acute pain and asks dentists to register with and utilize prescription drug monitoring programs.

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