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Leftovers Don’t Keep -- Teach Others to Dispose of Unused Drugs


As health care providers, discussing potential side effects of opioid pain medications with our patients can be a critical element in our war on the opioid epidemic. Historically, I suspect that many practitioners wrote the prescriptions and walked out of the room without discussing possible risks and complications associated with prescribing opioids. Nonetheless, I now have detailed discussions with my patients on a regular basis after I hand them the prescription. If it is a pres more...
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