CPEP Opiates Prescribing Class Focus of CPR Story

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Overdoses from painkillers like opioids are at an all-time high, and a bad decision — like prescribing oxycodone to an addict — could result in death. There are also consequences for doctors and nurses, who risk losing their medical licenses if patients overdose. A new three-day course in Denver aims to help health care providers make better decisions when it comes to prescribing potentially-addictive painkillers.