In fight against opioid abuse, doctors in Southwest Colorado reduce prescriptions

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In fight against opioid abuse, doctors in Southwest Colorado reduce prescriptions

Some patients receive shorter doses, others alternative medications
Hospitals in Durango and Cortez are cutting back on opioid medications to help prevent additions. Southwest Health System in Cortez is testing patients to see if they have depression or anxiety that might make them susceptible to addiction, said Ken Boucher, chief ambulatory services officer.

In fight against opioid abuse, doctors in Southwest Colorado reduce prescriptions

Hospitals in Durango and Cortez are cutting back on opioid medications to help prevent additions. Southwest Health System in Cortez is testing patients to see if they have depression or anxiety that might make them susceptible to addiction, said Ken Boucher, chief ambulatory services officer.
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