Finding Good Pain Treatment Is Hard. If You’re Not White, It’s Even Harder

NEW YORK TIMES (09/09) – …While an epidemic of prescription opioid abuse has swept across the United States, African-Americans and Hispanics have been affected at much lower rates than whites. Researchers say minority patients use fewer opioids, and they offer a thicket of possible explanations, including a lack of insurance coverage and a greater reluctance among minorities to take opioid painkillers even if they are prescribed. Read more

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