Opioid epidemic expert describes opioid risk assessment tool as ‘hoax’

By Randy EllisStaff writerrellis@oklahoman.comNORMAN — An opioid risk assessment tool recommended for physician use by the Oklahoma Health Department was described as a "hoax" Friday by one of the state's expert witnesses in its lawsuit against opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries.
The tool consists of a list of questions for doctors to ask patients before prescribing opioids, which are powerful painkillers.Read more on NewsOK.com

By Randy Ellis
Staff writer
rellis@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — An opioid risk assessment tool recommended for physician use by the Oklahoma Health Department was described as a "hoax" Friday by one of the state's expert witnesses in its lawsuit against opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries.

The tool consists of a list of questions for doctors to ask patients before prescribing opioids, which are powerful painkillers.
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