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Doctors fear Prescription Monitoring legislation may have unintended consequences

For immediate release – November 15, 2017

St. John’s, NL – The Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association (NLMA) supports the creation of the Prescription Monitoring Act; however, the NLMA is concerned about the inadequate consultation and many unanswered questions surrounding the new legislation. Some provisions outlined in the legislation could have the unintended effect of driving physicians away from the prescribing of opioids and related medication. This could have serious consequences for patients who legitimately need these medications.


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