Opioid and heroin crisis triggered by doctors overprescribing painkillers

Researchers at Brandeis University, the University of North Florida and Johns Hopkins University say policymakers must look beyond painkiller abuse in their efforts to reduce opioid overdose deaths. ‘The Prescription Opioid and Heroin Crisis: A Public Health Approach to an Epidemic of Addiction’ reframes the heroin and prescription drug abuse problem as a wave of opioid addiction caused by overprescribing of painkillers by doctors. —> Read More Here


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