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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

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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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