Chronic Pain Patients Say New Rules For Prescribing Opioids Are Hurting Them

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Last year, Ohio changed its rules for prescribing opioids, restricting amounts of, and circumstances under which, doctors can prescribe those narcotics. The new rules have an exemption for people who are in hospice type care for diseases like cancer. But many patients who suffer from chronic pain say the new rules are leaving them without pain relief, resulting in unintended consequences.

Chronic pain patients at Ohio Statehouse. (Jo Ingles | Statehouse News Bureau)