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RealClear Health | Did Doctors Help Create the Opioid Crisis?

July 5, 2018

 

In 2005, the FDA approved a new treatment for pain, administered through a patch on the patient’s skin. The drug’s approval coincided with a movement in the medical profession towards treating pain as the “fifth vital sign,” leading doctors to take more aggressive steps to deal with pain. By 2012, doctors...

 

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