Overprescribing of opioids is not limited to a few bad apples | News Center | Stanford Medicine

Overprescribing of opioids is not limited to a few bad applesResearchers find that prescribing of opioids — such as morphine, oxycodone and hydrocodone — is widespread for the Medicare population.DEC 14 2015Jonathan ChenMost prescriptions for opioid painkillers are made by the broad swath of U.S. general practitioners, not by a limited group of specialists, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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