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Doctors rethinking narcotics

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by JOHN E. USALIS in Local News

Pain management includes cutting back on prescriptions

Dealing with the opioid misuse epidemic in the country is being addressed in a preventive way through new procedures by medical professionals, according to Dr. Joanne Calabrese,an internist with the St. Luke’s Physicians Group.

“The rules and the guidelines are changing,” said Calabrese, referring to a 2016 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Opioid Misuse Strategy, “so it’s been challenging as a provider to know what the next step is, what’s going to happen, and how we’re going to guide our patients.”