Narcotics Use For Chronic Pain Soars Among Seniors

Since 2007, top-selling opioids dispensed to people 60 years and older have increased 32%. The increase has been fueled in part by doctors and pain advocacy organizations that receive money from drug companies and make misleading claims about the safety and effectiveness of opioids.

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