Pain clinics: tighter regulations spur rise in heroin abuse

Access to the full content of this site is available only to registered healthcare professionals. Register to read more
Takeaway
  • Enactment of state laws in Kentucky tightening pain clinic regulation and monitoring of opioid prescriptions led to less prescription opioid abuse and more heroin abuse.
Why this matters
  • Tighter regulation of prescription opioids has unintended consequences for the opioid epidemic.
Study...