• Opioid screening program making a difference

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    The Allegheny Health Network started a program in June that requires doctors to do extensive screening on patients before prescribing opioids.  

    The goal is to allow doctors to have a more transparent relationship with patients to evaluate their tendencies.


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    That’s what happened for Renee Nutting, a 57-year-old grandmother who up until a few months ago was addicted to oxycodone.  

    WPXI’s Joe Arena talked with Nutting about her addiction and how she credits a local doctor for saving her life.  WATCH his report on Channel 11 News beginning at 5 p.m. 


     

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