Doctors Work To Fight Painkiller Overdoses

December 9, 2014 11:09 AM

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s a nationwide epidemic. Prescription drug abuse is responsible for a growing number of deaths. Now a new study out of Johns Hopkins shows that doctors are taking steps to try and fight painkiller overdoses.

Nearly half the doctors surveyed say they are now less likely to prescribe powerful painkillers because they’re concerned about addiction.

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