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Doctor of Public Health in Public Health Leadership (Dr.P.H.)
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Dissertation (restricted to Georgia Southern)
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Benzodiazepines are being prescribed with increasing frequency to United States patients, drawing comparisons to, and intersecting with, the national opioid abuse epidemic. The looming threat of a ‘benzodiazepine crisis’ raises questions about how state policymakers will respond. A 10-state policy map of benzodiazepine prescribing statutes and regulations was developed to investigate the current policy environment and to establish a database for ongoing use. The impact of prescription drug abuse on state prescribing control is discussed in terms of Kingdon’s streams model.
Pincura, K. (2020). Benzodiazepine policy map.
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