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Doctors are prescribing opioids for this?

According to the CDC, 130 Americans, on average, die from an opioid overdose every day. The opioid crisis has become a social issue that transcends all geographic and socioeconomic boundaries, and overprescribing has played a major role in the increasing use of opioids and rampant rates of addiction. The extremely potent painkillers are routinely prescribed for the treatment of bodily pain, most often related to surgery, car crashes or other accidents. Considering their strength, you may assume opioids are prescribed only for serious injuries. But according to a new report, doctors are even prescribing the painkillers for sprained ankles.  Read more....

 

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