Opioid Overprescribing Not Limited to a Few Bad Apples

From Medscape–An analysis of national Medicare data discounts the notion that a small group of prolific prescribers operating out of corrupt “pill mills” are driving the opioid overdose epidemic in the United States.

The bulk of prescriptions for opioid painkillers are made by the broad swath of general practitioners, not by a limited group of specialists, according to a study from researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine in California.

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