Don’t demonise prescription opioids

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Last updated:
10/20/2017

I use an opioid drug, hydrocodone, every six hours, and have done so for about a decade. I have a lot of company. The latest research, a large government survey with over 50 000 respondents, shows that 92 million Americans used a prescription opioid in 2015, 38% of the adult population, few of whom were being treated for terminal cancer. A…