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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