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Veterans with PTSD more likely to be be prescribed painkillers

As veterans return from Iraq and Afghanistan, they continue to experience pain at home. And those who are diagnosed with mental health issues, including PTSD, are most likely to be prescribed opioid painkillers, according to a new study. When surveying more than 140,000 veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq who had been diagnosed with some sort of pain, the [...]
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