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Report highlights the dangers of opioid painkillers

Posted January 15, 2015, 9:14 am, Updated October 29, 2015, 8:24 pm Daniel Pendick, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch Whenever I read or write about the overuse of so-called opioid painkillers it is with mixed feelings. As a lifelong back-pain patient who once depended on them for pain relief, I appreciate the challenge posed by opioids to people in pain and their doctors. People in agonizing pain want it to stop,…

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