Texas Limits Opioid Prescriptions To Ten Days

Hydrocodone Has Dark Side as Recreational Drug

Gov. Greg Abbott has until June 16th to sign or veto a bill that will limit opioid prescriptions for acute pain to a ten-day supply.

The Texas legislature passed the bill last week as one of several measures this session aimed at fighting the state's crisis levels of opioid overdose and addiction.

The bill also requires all opioid prescriptions to be sent to drugstores electronically, in order to reduce the number of fraudulent written prescriptions.

Patients receiving opioids for cancer, chronic pain, or end-of-life care are exempt from the ten-day limit.

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