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Opioids for acute pain: How much is too much?

Opioids for acute pain: How much is too much? By: Scott Weiner, MD, Contributor Two recent articles have again highlighted how often opioid pain relievers medications like oxycodone and hydrocodone are excessively prescribed in the US for acute pain, sometimes for vulnerable populations and sometimes for conditions for which they are probably not even indicated. …

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