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Areas with lower population density have not seen the same slowdown as urban areas.
“It appears that oncologists are not prescribing opioids as much as they did previously."
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In select patients and for certain medical conditions, opioids may be the only drugs that provide relief from devastating pain.
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Federal limits on research hinder patients’ relief
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