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Hooked on opiates: Doctors face quandary of relieving pain, without feeding addiction

Dr. Rod Christensen, Allina Medical Clinic, chief medical officer

[Pioneer Press, December 16, 2012] A growing number of health care groups in the Twin Cities are investing in strategies to make sure doctors don't serve as unwitting spigots of prescription pain drugs for addicts.

Controlled-substance agreements between doctors and patients have been common for years, but the Minneapolis-based Allina Health is spending more time making sure the agreements are enforced, said Dr. Rod Christensen, chief medical officer of Allina's network of 59 clinics in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Read the full article at the Pioneer Press.

Posted on December 17, 2012 in Allina Health ClinicsnewspapersPioneer Press

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