Opioid Epidemic

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Opioid Epidemic

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The Opioid Epidemic We Failed to Foresee

BEGINNING in the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies selling high-dose opioids seized upon a notion, based on flimsy scientific evidence, that regardless of the length of treatment, patients would not become addicted to opioids.

It has proved to be one of the biggest mistakes in modern medicine...

How did we get this so wrong?

The so-called…

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