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The Joint Commission and the Opioid Epidemic—Reply

20:00 EDT 3 Jul 2017 | JAMA

In Reply I agree with Drs Chhabra and Leikin that The Joint Commission should have examined ways to address the opioid epidemic earlier, and the organization should learn from this experience. Past criticism of the pain standards may have caused some reluctance to tackle the emerging opioid epidemic.

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