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Opioid doctor and pharmacy 'shoppers' may also shop at home, study finds

20:00 EDT 9 May 2019 | AAAS

(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) As states crack down on doctor and pharmacy 'shopping' by people who misuse opioids, a new study reveals how often those individuals may still be able to find opioids to misuse in their family medicine cabinets. For every 200 patients prescribed opioids, one had a family member whose opioid-misuse problem led them to seek the drugs from multiple prescribers and multiple pharmacies.

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