An Opioid Remedy That Works: Treat Pain And Addiction At The Same Time

(By John Daley, Colorado Public Radio in reporting partnership with NPR, Colorado Public Radio and Kaiser Health News)

Seven years ago, Robert Kerley, who makes his living as a truck driver, was loading drywall when a gust of wind knocked him off the trailer. Kerley fell 14 feet and hurt his back.

For pain, a series of doctors prescribed him a variety of opioids: Vicodin, Percocet and OxyContin. Continue reading article here…

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