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By Sharing Painkillers, Friends And Family Members Can Fuel Opioid Epidemic: Study


 

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Making those practices easier is essential, Barry said. And changing the culture around those drugs is key, so people understand the risk.

“Just the realization on the part of the public as well as physicians that these medications are not like Tylenol — these are highly addictive meds,” she said. “That message is starting to get out there.”

This story was produced by Kaiser Health News, which publishes California Healthline, a service of the California Health Care Foundation.

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