Millions With Disabilities Get Heavy-duty Painkillers in Potentially Fatal Doses

Detroit Free Press - Features a new Dartmouth study that examined the painkillers prescribed to Americans who are too disabled to work. “Almost half – over 40% – filled a prescription for opiates in a year and one in five was filling six or more prescriptions per year,” says Ellen Meara, an associate professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. Read more…

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