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CBS News John Renner, School of Medicine You’re heading into surgery soon and your doctor has told you that you’re going to need prescription painkillers… Expert quote: “It’s more important than ever that you have a frank discussion with your doctor ahead of surgery about what he or she is giving you for pain control […]

After painkiller overdoses, patients continue to get drugs

CBSNews.com Marc LaRochelle, School of Medicine More than ninety percent of chronic pain patients hospitalized for an overdose of opioid painkillers continue to receive prescriptions for the drugs afterwards, a new study reveals… Expert quote: “We need to do something at a policy level and a system level to make sure information is being communicated […]