THE OPIOID CRISIS IS INCREASING THE NEED TO SAFEGUARD NARCOTICS

Opioid abuse is now an epidemic. How did that happen? As the National Institute on Drug Abuse explains it, pharmaceutical companies in the 90s reassured the medical community that patients wouldn’t become addicted to prescription opioid pain relievers. As healthcare providers began prescribing them at greater rates, opioid overdoses began to increase. Now, more than …

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