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Addiction Expert: Prescribing Painkillers is Not the Only Option

By Tammy Strickling

Medical practitioners are writing millions of prescriptions for drugs such as Vicodin, Percocet and OxyContin, which contain compounds derived from opium—one of the world’s most powerful painkillers— in an effort to relieve Americans of pain after acuter injuries or operations.

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