Most prescribed opioid pills go unused, study confirms

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170802110541.htm

In a review of half a dozen published studies in which patients self-reported use of opioids prescribed to them after surgery, researchers report that a substantial majority of patients used only some or none of the pills, and more than 90 percent failed to dispose of the leftovers in recommended ways.

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