How local doctors are fighting pain without opioids

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Published on December 6, 2019 - Duration: 04:18s

How local doctors are fighting pain without opioids

From 1997 to 2017, opioid addiction claimed the lives of more than 399,000 Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

But fill rates for opioids have declined in recent years.

In 2012, America saw 81 opioid prescriptions for every 100 people.

That number is down to 51 prescriptions for every 100 people, a drop that is mainly doctor-driven, according to the CDC.


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