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Prescriptions for Minor Injuries: A Root Cause of Opioid Epidemic?

Prescriptions for Minor Injuries: A Root Cause of Opioid Epidemic?

May 2017

"The substantial variation in prescribing patterns of such extremely addictive medications for minor injuries results in many thousands of pills entering the community and places patients at an increased risk of continued use and potentially addiction," says lead author M. Kit Delgado, MD, MS.

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