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Last week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law Assembly Bill 3, which, among other things:
1. Limits doctors’ ability to issue first-time opioid prescriptions for more than five days;
2. Mandates that doctors create a pain-management treatment plan regarding the use of opioids and review prescriptions every three months; and
3. Requires doctors to obtain a written record that the doctor and patient have discussed the risks of taking opioids.
The prescription drug limit would not apply to cancer and chronic pain patients or end-of-life care.