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September 14 2018

Takeaways: Nuisance Lawsuits Won't Solve Opioid Crisis

by Jennifer C. Braceras

Although prescription painkillers can be highly addictive for some people, only 1 to 2 percent of opioid patients are likely to develop a “pain reliever use disorder,” which includes medication overuse as well as outright addiction. Of those who do become addicted to prescription painkillers, the majority have underlying mental health issues or a history of alcohol or drug addiction.

All of this paints a complex public health picture that requires a comprehensive and interdisciplinary response uninhibited by frivolous lawsuits. Here are the quick takeaways:


Takeaways: Nuisance Lawsuit...

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