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Trend of over-prescribing painkillers a path to heroin addiction

Doctors in the U.S. are prescribing painkillers far more frequently these days, and experts say addiction to opioid drugs can be a pathway to heroin use. In fact, most heroin addicts have graduated from abusing prescription drugs.
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Jan 14, 2015, 6:32 pm
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Once again Kelli Ward is going after the poor…notice she isn’t accusing people not on AHCCCS of abusing drugs. Maybe it is time to yank her license to practice medicine

Jan 14, 2015, 6:34 pm
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Some people have more than one pain killer prescribed because sometimes patients have to try more than one type of pain killer to find one that works.

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