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Depressed patients more likely to be prescribed opioids

13:00 EDT 20 Jun 2017 | Medical Xpress

A new study shows that patients with low back pain who were depressed were more likely to be prescribed opioids and receive higher doses. Understanding these prescribing patterns sheds new light on the current opioid epidemic and may help determine whether efforts to control prescription opioid abuse are effective.

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