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The Ohio governor unveiled a plan Thursday that targets the place where experts say many opioid addictions begin — the doctor’s office.

Gov. John Kasich’s order limits the amount of opiates primary care physicians and dentists can prescribe to no more than seven days for adults and five days for minors.

In addition to the pill limits, Kasich said the new rules require doctors to provide a specific diagnosis and procedure code for every painkiller prescription they write.

And Kasich warned that doctors who don’t follow the rules will lose their licenses.

“You’re going to have to abide by these rules,” he said.

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Image: Ohio Gov. John KasichOhio Gov. John Kasich speaks about combating drug abuse on March 30. Gov. Kasich’s Communication Office

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http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/americas-heroin-epidemic/ohio-limits-opioid-prescriptions-just-seven-days-n740531

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