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Coroner’s letter telling of a patient’s overdose death shifts prescribing habits

Coroner’s letter telling of a patient’s overdose death shifts prescribing habits

“It’s sort of a process,” said Lucas, who reported that he got only five or six calls from physicians wanting to follow up on the letter with him. Given the growing awareness of the issue, he said, “if we had extended the study period out to a year or so, we probably would have seen a bigger difference.”