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When should you ask your doctor for opioids? Monkey Business Images/

Is it wrong to ask your doctor for opioids?

A scholar explains why there is no one answer. Some pain is devastating, and sometimes such pain responds well to opioids. On the other hand, there is evidence that some physicians overprescribe.
Knowing the dose of the tablet means overdoses are less common than with heroin. d ab d z/Flickr

What Australia should do about prescription opioid misuse

Consumption of slow-release prescription opioids has been increasing in Australia for about two decades. Now, the federal government has said it will set up a new $5 million national electronic records…

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