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Surgery Is Not the Reason For Most New Opioid Use, Study Says

THE FIX (08/20) – A new JAMA study shows that people are much more likely to use painkillers long term if they receive their first opioid prescription for chronic pain, rather than after a surgical procedure. Read more

Further reading:

About 60 percent of people who abused opioids did not have a prescription

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