Opioid Prescriptions Down From 2012 to 2015, CDC Says

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Too many people still take pain pills for too long, despite a nationwide decline in prescriptions for the addictive drugs, say federal health officials, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Prescribing rates for highly addictive painkillers such as oxycodone dropped from 81 to 71 prescriptions per 100 people between 2012 and 2015, says . . .

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