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Ohio nurses want ability to prescribe more drugs

Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 8, 2008

Advanced-practice nurses are lobbying Ohio lawmakers to let them prescribe more drugs, including Percocet, used for pain management, and Ritalin, prescribed to children with attention deficit disorder. Under current law, Ohio's advanced-practice nurses can prescribe a one-day supply of pain medications to a terminally ill patient, but only if a doctor wrote the original prescription.