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Opioid Medication

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society opposes any current or future regulation of the prescribing of opioid medications that limit their use to selected medical specialties as these exclusionary strategies may complicate the delivery of care and can prolong the pain and suffering of patients

(Resolution 8-2010, adopted 10/24/2010) (reaffirmed, NCMS Policy Review 2015 Report, Item 67, adopted 10/24/2015)