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Ohio law designed to address pain management clinics

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - House Bill 93 allowing the state pharmacy board to levy fines against pain treatment clinics was signed into law in May.

The new law, which was designed to address issues concerning the growing number of pain management clinics in the state, allows the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy to fine clinics for failing to comply with all standards related to distributing dangerous drugs.

"[The law] is not to try to make doctors jump through hoops, its not to make good legitimate doctors have to be scared of prescribing certain things," explains Sen. Joe Schiavoni. "It's only to deal with doctors who are using pain management specialist clinics as pill mills."

The new law governing pain management clinics also limits the amount of controlled substances that a prescriber may furnish to a patient and can result in a hefty fine for surpassing those limits.

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