Doctors prescribe less opioids, find alternatives for treating pain

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A new report shows opioid prescriptions are down in Ohio and a local doctor is developing a new strategy for treating chronic pain.

Dr. Nancy Pook with Kettering Health Network is on a mission to change the way doctors treat pain after seeing first-hand how far people will go to fuel their opiate addiction. One of her patients actually stole her DEA number, duplicated it, and printed up their own prescriptions pads for opioids.