Opiod based narcotic painkillers have boomed in past decades.  Promoting
them for ong-term pain from back injuries, arthritis and other health problems has backfired.  Barry Meier, an award-winning New York Times reporter argues that there is increasing evidence that these drugs, along with being widely abused and are often ineffective in treating.  You can read Tom Gjelten’s interview with Barry Meier.

 

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