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Trump administration to reduce length of opioid prescriptions for federal employees

Under the new policy, federal employees will be permitted initial opioid prescriptions for a maximum of seven days, instead of up to 30 days
Source: Patrick Sison/AP

WASHINGTON — The government’s employee health plan will tighten its rules for covering prescription opioid painkillers starting this fall, the Trump administration said Monday.

The announcement by a senior administration official was part of a White House

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