- By Deborah Balzer
Mayo Clinic Minute: Prescription Opioid Misuse
The opioid epidemic in the U.S. has lawmakers working on legislation to tackle the growing problem — one the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says has quadrupled, in part, due to the misuse of prescription painkillers.
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- New Study: Overdose Deaths From Sedatives Have Surged (March 2, 2016)
- 1 in 4 People Prescribed Opioids Progressed to Longer-Term Prescriptions (July 1, 2015)