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  • Patients are keeping prescription pills to share
  • Patients are keeping prescription pills to share
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Patients are keeping prescription pills to share

Chronic pain, migraines, and tooth extractions are just a few of the ailments doctors will prescribe morphine, codeine, or oxycodone for. As a recent study reveals that we’re more hooked on pain pills than we think, are doctors doing enough to educate patients about the dangers of opioids?



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