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Summer 2019 - Mitigation of Risk During the Opioid Crisis—Part 1

One can scarcely open a newspaper, turn on the television or engage on social media without encountering some news about the opioid epidemic.

One can scarcely open a newspaper, turn on the television or engage on social media without encountering some news about the opioid epidemic. Accidental overdoses, suicides, medical malpractice claims, lawsuits against opioid manufacturers, distributors and retailers, busted pill mills, and increased federal and state regulation are all part of the environment.  

Physicians want to provide quality patient care while avoiding civil, administrative and potentially criminal law claims. In this first part of a two-part series, attorney J. Scott Fanzini examines the devastating effects of the current opioid epidemic and identifies strategies to mitigate these risks and improve patient outcomes.

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