Interactive policy effects of the 2010 Oxycontin reformulation
Baan, Joseph Bradford
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In this paper I estimate the additional effects counties with active Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs and Medical Marijuana Laws felt after the 2010 OxyContin reformulation compared to counties without these laws. I also estimate the effect of each additional Substance Abuse Treatment facility as well after the reformulation. I find that counties with PDMPs and MMLs see the morphine equivalent of a 6.557 and 4.681 grams decrease in the Oxycodone shipped to pharmacies for every 1000 people. Each additional SAT is associated with a 0.11 Morphine Grams Equivalent decrease. For reference 6.557 represents about 3% of the county average of MGE in Oxycodone.