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Opioids, a Family Affair

Kids and teens are more likely to misuse opioids after surgery if a family member also abuses the drugs. A new University of Michigan…

Postpartum Opioid Use

In Your Health Minute, Women who take opioids after giving birth are at a higher risk of becoming chronic users. That is according to a study from Vanderbilt…

Study: 28% Of All Opioid RX Lack Medical Explanation

(CNN) - Nearly 30% of all opioid prescriptions lack a medical explanation; according to a new study. That means doctors did not document a reason, like severe pain, for prescribing the addictive drugs. Researchers analyzed data for more than…