Prescription Opioid Misuse: Even When Prescribed by a Doctor

By: Mitch Evans

Reading Time: 1 minutes

Date: 04/09/2017

Filed Under: Healthcare, Opioid Epidemic

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A CDC Message on Becoming a More Informed Patient

Amidst the growing opioid epidemic, a recent CDC video that raises awareness about prescription opioids and the risk of opioid misuse among the general public. Some people might think prescription opioids are safer than alcohol or illegal drugs, but the truth is they carry serious risks and side effects. Talk with your doctor about your concerns and make informed decisions about pain management together. You can check out our clinician's perspective here.

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