A MORE Effective Treatment for Chronic Pain and Opioid Misuse?
Aliza Krug, PA-C
During a 12-month period ending in April 2021, 100,306 deaths in the United States were caused by drug overdose. This represents a 28.5% increase from the same period the year before. In the mid 1990s, healthcare providers were reassured that a new and less addictive opioid pain medication would not lead to addiction. This led to widespread prescribing practices over the next 2 decades that resulted in a large population of patients addicted to opioid pain medication. In ...
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