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Study: Doctors Who Prescribed Opioids Had No Reason to 1/3 of the Time

Study: Doctors Who Prescribed Opioids Had No Reason to 1/3 of the Time A team from the Harvard Medical School and The RAND Corporation closely examined medical records from 2006 to 2015. More than 31,000 physician surveys were examined by Nicole Maestas, a professor of health care policy at Harvard, and her colleagues. Two-thirds of the opioid prescriptions included a pain diagnosis, but the remaining 28.5% had no explanation. These findings support the claim that inappropriate prescribing practices have contributed to the current opioid crisis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been pleading with doctors to only prescribe the smallest amount of opioids when necessary, for the shortest time possible. Dr. Tisamarie Sherry, via statement

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