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The Difficult Choices: Opioids And The Quest For Less Addictive Drugs

Vicodin, OxyContin and similar drugs are widely used for bad backs, severe arthritis, damaged nerves and other woes.

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Fighting opioid painkiller abuse among boomers

Prescription opioid abuse has reached epidemic proportions, with more than half of patients being treated for chronic pain reportedly misusing their medication at some point.

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Views diverge on proper use of painkillers

Different parts of the federal government describe the problem — and potential solutions — of abuse with Vicodin, OxyContin and other opioid drugs in different terms.

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