"We hope the attention of practitioners who are still overprescribing opioid painkillers will be caught by these reductions, and they will give consideration to modifying their own prescribing practices," Ms. Carreno said.
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"It's hard to keep up with them," agency spokeswoman Barbara Carreno said. "We're not far behind, but they can tweak a formula faster than we can regulate it."
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