Publication Date: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018

This legal map published to identifies key features of state policies that set thresholds for Morphine Equivalent Daily Doses (MEDD), a measurement that converts opioid prescriptions to their equivalent dose in morphine and divides the total prescription by the number of days the prescription is intended to last, allowing for comparison among different opioid formulations and strengths. MEDD policies are strategies to reduce high dose opioid prescribing—a major risk factor for opioid mortality.