State Prescription Drug Laws

A variety of promising legal and regulatory strategies are available to states to address prescription drug misuse, abuse, and overdose. CDC’s Public Health Law Program, in partnership with the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, created menus summarizing some of the legal strategies states have used to address prescription drug misuse, abuse, and overdose. Please see CDC’s Public Health Law Program’s Prescription Drug Overdose work to learn more.

CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain