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Panel Warns Against Prescription Opioids for Chronic Pain

opioids are being prescribed for pain contributing to the painkiller abuse epidemic in the united statesChronic pain affects around 100 million people in the United States. Between 5 and 8 million Americans use prescription painkillers to manage their long-term pain. In light of these numbers, prescription opioids are becoming the most prevalent drugs in the United States, and painkillers containing the narcotic hydrocodone are the most commonly prescribed drug in the country. However, as the prescriptions ...

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