Battling the Opioid Crisis in America

Many opioid drugs come with high risks of dependence and/or abuse; however, numerous treatment options are available for safe, effective pain management.

The statistics speak for themselves: Sales of precription opioid medications quadrupled from 1999 to 2010, and opioid-related deaths more than tripled from 1999 to 2012, according to the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One question that has repeatedly been asked is, “How did this happen?” “Doctors made […]

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