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Doctors brainstorm how to halt the prescription painkiller epidemic

Doctors brainstorm how to halt the prescription painkiller epidemic

They recommend treating addiction with medication

The United States is suffering from an explosive epidemic. Every day, 44 people die from overdosing on prescription opioid painkillers, a rate that has quadrupled since 1999. To help physicians battling on the frontline, the American Society of Addiction Medicine released a National Practice Guideline in September. More…

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