CONFRONTING A CRISIS: AN OPEN LETTER TO AMERICA'S PHYSICIANS ON THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC

May 11, 2016 7:41 PM

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The medical profession must play a lead role in reversing the opioid epidemic that, far too often, has started from a prescription pad.

For the past 20 years, public policies - well-intended but now known to be flawed - compelled doctors to treat pain more aggressively for the comfort of our patients. But today's crisis plainly tells us we must be much more cautious with how we prescribe opioids.

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