This Feb. 19, 2013 photo shows OxyContin pills, a powerful opioid, at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. President Obama’s 2017 budget seeks $1.1 billion to fight heroin and opioid addiction.
This Feb. 19, 2013 photo shows OxyContin pills, a powerful opioid, at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. President Obama’s 2017 budget seeks $1.1 billion to fight heroin and opioid addiction. Toby Talbot AP
This Feb. 19, 2013 photo shows OxyContin pills, a powerful opioid, at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. President Obama’s 2017 budget seeks $1.1 billion to fight heroin and opioid addiction. Toby Talbot AP

CDC calls for caution in prescribing opioids

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