“The problem often begins with us, as physicians,” said Farley. “Primary care physicians, pain-management and other specialists, including dentists, can reduce the risks of misuse and overuse of opioid medications by prescribing them much more cautiously.”
Read more about the task force's report here. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently called on states to take more responsibility for reining in painkiller abuse. Read more about that issue in Psychiatric News here.
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