By Joseph M. Gorrell Opioid abuse is becoming epidemic in the U.S., with more than 90 people dying each day of overdoses. A significant factor ...Read More »
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What Should Doctors Do When They Know Patients Are Seeking Pain Meds?
Steve Diaz, an emergency medicine doctor at Augusta’s MaineGeneral Health, says he knows what patients want when they come to him in pain. Drugs. And ...Read More »
Primary care docs are leading prescribers of narcotic painkillers
Americans continue to be plagued by an epidemic of prescription narcotic painkiller abuse, and a new study finds primary care physicians are by far the ...Read More »
Docs, Medical Groups Join to Fight Prescription Painkiller Abuse
Led by the American Medical Association, a group of 27 major U.S. medical organizations are banding together to tackle the continuing epidemic of narcotic painkiller ...Read More »