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Ministry phases out handwritten doctor’s prescriptions

7,000 deaths worldwide result from illegible handwriting. The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued a circular that private medical facilities can no longer issue handwritten prescriptions and instead must give electronic or printed versions. The deadline for implementing the

Opioid prescriptions dropped for the first time in the modern drug crisis

According to the CDC, opioid prescriptions are on the decline. The number of prescriptions for opioids written by health care providers declined between 2012 and 2015, the government reported Thursday, introducing a glimmer of progress in efforts to quell the worst