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Study adds to evidence that most prescribed opioid pills go unused

07:00 EDT 2 Aug 2017 | Medical Xpress

In a review of half a dozen published studies in which patients self-reported use of opioids prescribed to them after surgery, researchers at Johns Hopkins report that a substantial majority of patients used only some or none of the pills, and more than 90 percent failed to dispose of the leftovers in recommended ways.

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