Opioid Addiction: It Starts with Your Doctor" by Megan Taylor
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How much are our doctors prescribing nationwide? The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers have escalated from around 76 million in 1991 to nearly 207 million in in 2013, with the United States their biggest consumer globally, accounting for almost 100 percent of the world total for hydrocodone (Vicodin) and 81 percent for oxycodone (Percocet).