Abuse of opium products obtained from poppy plants dates back centuries, but today we are witnessing the first instance of widespread abuse of legal, prescribed drugs that, while structurally similar to illicit opioids such as heroin, are used for sound medical practices. So how did we get here? We can trace the roots of today’s ...
Roots of opioid epidemic can be traced back to two key changes in pain management
By Theodore Cicero and Matthew Ellis
22 Mar 2016