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The Truth about the US ‘Opioid Crisis’ – Prescriptions Aren’t the Problem

Posted on Nov 13, 2017
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In this opinion piece published in The Guardian, neuroscientist Marc Lewis argues the use of the term “opioid crisis” disregards the distinctions between prescription opioid pain relievers and illicit substances as the contributors to overdose in the U.S. Using “sum total” overdose statistics scares prescribers, policymakers, and licensing boards into limiting the prescription of opioid pain relievers without adequate regard for medical necessity. Read more.

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