Helping physicians be smarter opioid prescribers

Back in 2013, Dr. Lawrence Greenblatt was concerned about the rise of opioid prescribing in North Carolina.

As medical director of Northern Piedmont Community Care, a Medicaid managed-care organization run by Duke Health in Durham, Greenblatt noticed a substantial increase in the number of patients who received opioid prescriptions and more reports of people overdosing from painkillers.