Prominent Scottsdale physician criticizes over-prescription of opioids to manage injury-related and chronic pain

(Scottsdale, AZ)…Five hundred percent. That is the extent to which opioid-related drug overdoses increased in the U.S. between 1999 and 2017. Equally concerning is the fact that preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that the number of overdose deaths in 2018 will be on par with 2017 at roughly 70,000.

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