Doctors prescribe narcotics too often for pain, CDC chief says

by admin on July 3, 2013

Narcotics should be reserved for severe pain, otherwise patients run the unnecessary risk of addiction and overdoses, CDC chief says. The nation’s top public health official on Tuesday sharply criticized the widespread treatment of aches and pains with narcotics, saying that doctors are prescribing such drugs too soon, too often and for too long — putting patients at risk of addiction and …

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