Dr. Jeanmarie Perrone, who helped review new federal guidelines on prescribing opioids for chronic pain, with William Gates, a patient, in Philadelphia on Friday. Perrine expects that the next generation of physicians will be much more sparing with opioids, and their prescription is already on the decline for the first time since OxyContin hit the market in 1996.
Dr. Jeanmarie Perrone, who helped review new federal guidelines on prescribing opioids for chronic pain, with William Gates, a patient, in Philadelphia on Friday. Perrine expects that the next generation of physicians will be much more sparing with opioids, and their prescription is already on the decline for the first time since OxyContin hit the market in 1996. MARK MAKELA New York Times
Dr. Jeanmarie Perrone, who helped review new federal guidelines on prescribing opioids for chronic pain, with William Gates, a patient, in Philadelphia on Friday. Perrine expects that the next generation of physicians will be much more sparing with opioids, and their prescription is already on the decline for the first time since OxyContin hit the market in 1996. MARK MAKELA New York Times

Opioid prescriptions drop for first time in two decades

May 20, 2016 07:17 PM

UPDATED May 21, 2016 08:36 AM

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