Long-Term Opioid Use Could Depend on the Doctor Who First Prescribed It

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/health/long-term-opioid-use-doctors-prescriptions.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

A study of the use of opioid painkillers found that patients who had encountered a “high-intensity” prescribing doctor in the emergency room were more likely to become long-term users.

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