Despite Opioid Concerns, Seniors Often Exit The Hospital With Prescription: Study

(By Michelle Andrews for Kaiser Health News)

It’s a common scenario: Someone checks into a hospital for surgery or an illness and leaves with a prescription for an opioid painkiller, opening the door to long-term use and dependence. A recent study examined this pattern and found the prescriptions are used and renewed more often than you might imagine.  Read article here……

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