The abuse of prescription painkillers is a growing problem for seniors, as it is for other age groups. But Medicare drug plans are cutting back on coverage for a specially designated type of painkiller that deters abuse in favor of…
By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News
A government report found that a significant number of U.S. women who are of reproductive age have been prescribed opioid pain medication, which are known to cause birth defects.
By Laura Santhanam
Forty-six people die every day in the U.S. after overdosing on prescription painkillers, causing some states to crack down. Are tighter laws creating new problems? Judy Woodruff gets views from Bob Twillman of the American Academy of Pain Management and…
By PBS NewsHour
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