The opioid crisis has led to the realization that some patients may have been harmed with inappropriate use of the medication. There are some people who feel patients are now being harmed by not receiving the opioids when they are needed.
The best way to avoid misuse and abuse of medication is by education.
Opioids may be necessary for moderate to severe pain and learning how to use these medications safely is the responsibility of healthcare providers and patients.
Talk to your healthcare provider about these medications.
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