Christiana Care Reducing Opioid Prescriptions up to 50%

Delaware's  largest health care provider is cutting the number of opioid  prescriptions it gives out.  Christiana Care announced this week it is  reducing the number of opioids prescribed after some ob-gyn and general  surgery procedures by 40-percent and 50-percent for discharged emergency  department patients.  Hospital officials say the goal is to reduce  chronic opioid use, combat addiction and reduce overdose deaths.

Source:  Metro News