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The History of Opioids in America: Pain Patients or Prescription Addictions?

The post The History of Opioids in America: Pain Patients or Prescription Addictions? appeared first on Sober Nation. How can we prevent overdose deaths from prescription opioids, while still protecting the right to quality healthcare for chronic pain patients? There’s heated controversy surrounding the issue lately. Despite the rising death toll from prescription opioid overdoses, many patient advocates maintain that no restrictions should be placed on doctors and pain clinics.
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