Surgeons’ Opioid-Prescribing Habits Hard To Kick

(By Julie Appleby and Elizabeth Lucas for Kaiser Health News)

As opioid addiction and deadly overdoses escalated into an epidemic across the U.S., thousands of surgeons continued to hand out far more pills than needed for postoperative pain relief, according to a KHN-Johns Hopkins analysis of Medicare data.  Continue reading article here…

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