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4 doctors’ ideas on how to reduce opioid prescriptions — Healthline

March 8, 2018 — The opioid epidemic in the United States continues to grow, fueled in part by the overprescribing of opioid pain medications.In 2016, opioids were involved in 42,249 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Forty percent of all opioid overdose deaths involved a prescription opioid. Hoping to slow the epidemic, doctors across the country are looking for ways to reduce the use of opioids to treat pain, both acute and chronic.