• By Vivien Williams

Mayo Clinic Minute: 2 reasons not to share pain pills

September 27, 2016

a person's hand full of medicine pills, prescription tablets, vitaminsWhat harm could there be in sharing prescription opioids with a friend or family member who is suffering with pain? Mayo Clinic pain medicine specialist Dr. Mike Hooten says sharing opioids is not only dangerous, but illegal.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to Dr. Hooten about why people should not share prescription painkillers.

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