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Oregon officials consider limiting opioid prescriptions

BEND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon officials say a proposed change to the state's Medicaid program aims to reduce the overprescribing of opioids, which has caused an epidemic of overdoses.The Bulletin reported Wednesday that the proposed change would limit coverage for five broad chronic pain conditions to 90 days of opioid pain relievers.It would also taper off patients who have been taking opioids long-term from those medications within a year.