Health Officials Research Opioid Abuse, Overlook Patient Overdose

December 10, 2014 4:11 AM

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One of the biggest health industry problems is the abuse of opioid painkillers. This is not just an issue among people who have pain and might take a few more pills than recommended, but rather it has become a major study of addiction among regular people who do not have prescriptions.

“Not only are more people using these medications chronically, they are using them at higher doses than we would necessarily expect,” reports Dr. Glen Stettin The senior vice president with Express Scripts, a pharmacy business management company, continues, “And they are using them in combinations f...

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